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When Tenants Claimed the CityThe Struggle for Citizenship in New York City Housing$
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Roberta Gold

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780252038181

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252038181.001.0001

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(p.257) Afterword
When Tenants Claimed the City

Roberta Gold

University of Illinois Press

This afterword reflects on the gains and losses of tenant struggles in New York City. It begins with a discussion of the negatives, such as the weakening of the rent-stabilization system, the continued increase in the city's homeless population, the gentrification of whole neighborhoods, the rise in rents, and changes in cooperative housing due to spiraling prices. It then examines the positives. For example, half the city's two million renters still benefit from rent control or stabilization. Renters still make up most of New York. Tenant councils continue to dot the boroughs, and umbrella groups like Met Council, Tenants and Neighbors, and the Mitchell-Lama Residents Coalition make their presence felt in legislatures, courtrooms, and residential hallways. The tenant movement's legacy is also palpable in feminism and in contemporary community organizations that have advanced both the concept and the reality of “community land.”

Keywords:   housing, New York City, rents, cooperative housing, rent control, tenant councils, tenant movement, feminism, community organizations, community land

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