LTE: Kingstonian project must be subject to thorough review

May 20, 2019By Alex PanagiotopoulosPress

“The Kingstonian is a substantial and potentially transformative project for the City of Kingston. At this pivotal moment in our community’s history, with an affordable housing crisis, a $10 million grant from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), and heavy speculation from New York City developers, what happens with the Kingstonian will determine if this will … Read More

Gothamist: ‘People Need To Stand Up & Fight’: Frustrated Tenants Flood Albany Demanding Rent Reforms

May 15, 2019By Alex PanagiotopoulosPress

“On Tuesday, hundreds of tenant activists converged on Albany to lobby for a package of nine bills that could strengthen protections for the city’s one million rent stabilized tenants, and expand protections across New York State. Rena Marslin, 58, used a vacation day to travel from Valley Stream, Long Island, to join the rally. She said … Read More

Spectrum News: Single Mother Gets Emergency Housing Assistance From Friends, Landlord

May 12, 2019By Alex PanagiotopoulosPress

“Once a handful of community activists learned how dire the circumstances were for the family, they mobilized. Most of the group’s members are renters who stick up for housing insecure residents in the Kingston area. This time, they stuck up for Velazquez-Amador. Velazquez-Amador is a fair-housing activist herself with the Kingston Tenants Union. Activists helped find … Read More