Shelterforce: Did Ithaca Really Cancel Rent? Ducson Nguyen, alderperson for Ithaca’s Second Ward, expressed skepticism that the state health department would approve the request, but maintained that the effort would pressure state legislators to enact more meaningful and effective action. “I’m hoping that even if the Department of Health doesn’t allow this, the New York […]
Next City: Will Ithaca’s #CancelRent Resolution Actually Cancel the Rent?
Next City: Will Ithaca’s #CancelRent Resolution Actually Cancel the Rent? Ithaca Alderperson Ducson Nguyen, who sponsored the resolution, says it was only possible because of intense pressure from the Ithaca Tenants Union and its supporters. The group had initially asked for a change to the city code, Nguyen says, but members of the Common Council […]
Emergency Protection for Ithaca Renters and Small Landlords
Largely written by the Ithaca Tenants Union and modified by me, the mayor, and Alderperson Smith to ease its passage, I sponsored this legislation to request that New York State give us the power to cancel rents and prevent evictions and financial ruin. Status: Passed June 3, 2020 WHEREAS the City of Ithaca has demonstrated […]