Monday, June 20, 2016

HFHA to host workshop on rent protections Thursday

Hoboken Fair Housing Presents a Free Workshop on Rent Protections








Dear Friend of HFHA,

We hope you'll join us this Thursday evening, June 23rd, for a nuts-and-bolts workshop on rent control.

We're calling it "Know Your Rights: Everything You Wanted to Know about Rent Protections but Didn't Know Who to Ask."
The event will be held from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Community Church, 606 Garden Street (corner of 6th and Garden) in Hoboken. Doors will open at 6:30.

We'll be talking about all the things that you as a Hoboken tenant might need to know.  Things like:

-- which kinds of buildings are covered under the Hoboken Rent Control Ordinance;

-- legal versus illegal rents, what a legal rent calculation involves and how to file one;

-- what an OPRA request is and how to file one;

-- how to hold rent-money in escrow;

-- how rent increases, exemptions and surcharges are calculated;
-- the role of the Hoboken Rent Leveling and Stabilization Board;
-- rights and responsibilities of both tenants and owners;
-- who to contact for what, when, and why.
We'll also be discussing Hoboken's rent-control history, the overall context in which we find ourselves still protected by rent control, the importance of creating a tenant movement, and the benefits of membership in HFHA.
And of course we'll be answering all of your questions.



HFHA is a non-profit organization established in 2009.  Through active involvement with Hoboken’s city government and by exposing inequities as they arise, we work to maintain Hoboken’s rent-control protections and we advocate for housing affordability in Hoboken. 
We speak at city council meetings, keep an open dialogue with our Mayor and council people, and do whatever we can to make sure the rights we enjoy today will be in place for the future on behalf of ALL of us, the renters of Hoboken. 
HFHA is staffed by volunteers that have generously donated their time over the years.
Once again, the workshop is free to the public.  Donations are welcome, and are our only source of income.  We encourage attendees to join HFHA. 
We really look forward to seeing you this Thursday evening at the Community Church in Hoboken.