Please realize the deceptive double-speak of the petition to further change rent control and do not sign it.
First it says Hoboken will benefit from the continuation of rent control that protects tenants---then it says 1-4 unit buildings will be permanently exempt from rent control, and the larger buildings can create any rent as the first rent for every new tenant??
They call this made up rent a:"mutually agreeable level between the landlord and the proposed tenant" but all it really means is if a "proposed tenant" doesn't agree--they won't get the apartment.
The next double-speak is saying these rent control exemptions can only happen:"upon the voluntary, uncoerced vacation" of the previous tenant----and then saying the determination of there having been no harassment is a statement by the owner or manager!
Don't sign the petition. Don't vote for this change if it get's on a ballot. Learn more and help us keep Hoboken a multi-income community.
Hoboken Fair Housing Association