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Jersey City Together Demands Action on Rent Control, Housing Code Enforcement

Jersey City Together Demands Action on Rent Control, Housing Code Enforcement

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Jersey City Together
200 tenant and faith leaders won commitments from Jersey City Mayor Fulop and Council President Lavarro to work on an ordinance to address rent and housing violations for the June 13th council meeting. Jersey City Together is pushing for wholesale reform of Jersey City’s enforcement operation for unaccountable landlords. After a year of working with Fulop and the city council to hold mega-landlord Trendy Management accountable, 80 of 140 of the landlord’s buildings were sold after finding 1,750+ housing and health code violations. But new landlords who bought the properties continue to ignore the city’s rent control law. Leaders shared their stories of living in conditions where raw sewage poured out into hallways, living with pest issues and rent control violations.
 
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