Friday, April 27, 2007

Living With Legends 4/27/2007

From Living With Legends : Hotel Chelsea Blog:

Merle Lister at the Spring Housing Forum

Earlier this week Merle Lister participated in the Spring Housing Forum sponsored by the Chelsea Tenant Action Committee. Merle is encouraging everyone who is interested in housing rights to attend a couple of upcoming rallies. You can read more about the Forum at

One rally is on Wednesday, May 23 at Stuyvesant Town at 5:00 p.m. and another rally is on Saturday May 5, from 11:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. at Middle Collegiate Church 50 E. 7th St. The rally is to:

1.Repeal rent destabilization & the Urstadt Law
2. Preserve Mitchell Lama and Section 8 Housing
3. Stop unfair rent increases and harassment
4. Ensure adequate state funding for NYCHA housing
5. Limit rental payments for people living with HIV/AIDS to 30% of income