11:00 am Jun. 18, 2012
New York City Comptroller John Liu is calling on the Rent Guidelines Board to freeze rates for the next year, because of the "economically challenging times" and also "significant delays" in building affordable housing units at Atlantic Yards and Willets Points.
Here's the June 15 letter Liu sent to the Rent Guidelines Board, which held a raucous public meeting last week.
According to NY1, one-year leases could go up by 4 percent and two-year leases by 6.75 percent. The board is expected to vote on rent increases on June 21.
Liu is running for mayor.