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LAWSUITS EXPOSING UNION CITY’S ABUSE OF PROPERTY RIGHTS & PROPERTY OWNERS
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A Broken System: Rent Control in Union City
Union City Rent Leveling Board Admits Vacancy Decontrol Existed for Over a Decade
Union City Housing Initiative Joins Forces with the Hudson Country Property Rights Coalition
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UNION CITY: THE FIGHT GOES ON
Since our formation, the Union City Housing Initiative has been successful in protecting the legal rights of property owners in Union City. To date, our organization has made notable success, but challenges remain. Updated in this newsletter is our latest progress and the next steps in our path to restore the proper ‘checks and balances” within Tenant – Landlord regulation and Union City Rent Control administration.
The Union City Housing Initiative sued over the terms of the proposed Eviction Moratorium and forced the Council to repeal the initiative. Defeating this local ordinance protected property owners from unfounded tenant claims to dodge rent payments during and after the virus pandemic.
New Mailing Standard
Landlords, in multiple cases, received no notification of Rent Stabilization actions against them. This allowed for Tenant / Landlord hearings to be held and decided without Landlord participation. At the urging of the Union City Housing Initiative in October the Mayor and Council passed a resolution requiring USPS Certified Mail must be used for future notifications
Our Current Plans
The Union City Housing Initiative seeks to maintain steady pressure on the Union City Administration to expose the Landlord injustices that are occurring at the unbridled direction of Rent Control and the Rent Leveling Board.
• We seek rational administration of the existing rent control ordinance.
• We seek reasonable rent control laws, such as a two- or three-year limitation for base rent calculations. (like Hoboken and Jersey City).
• We seek a capital improvement program that allows Landlords to legally increase a vacant apartment’s rent based on additional capital investment renovations made to the apartment. This simple act upgrades and improves the general housing stock for Union City which benefits all residents and property owners.
• We will continue to gather more information on the City’s administration of the rent control ordinance through OPRA requests and other research that can be used in future litigation and public affairs programs.
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THE COMMUNITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS MUST SPEAK AS ONE VOICE!
We seek to expand our group. Visit our website at www.uchousinginitiative.com to anonymously see updated information or join our mailing list to receive current updates by email. To protect members from undue retaliation, our organization maintains a strict standard of anonymity for members and will never share contact information.
The Union City Housing Initiative represents several thousand rental apartments in Union City and continues to grow. We are supported by an experienced law team as well as The Liberty Board of Realtors.
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UNION CITY REPEALS EVICTION MORATORIUM UNDER PRESSURE FROM HOUSING INITIATIVEJune 25, 2020
Union City on Wednesday partially resolved a lawsuit brought by the Union City Housing Initiative by proposing to repeal its Eviction Freeze Ordinance, which would require that landlords maintain tenancies for up to 12 months without collecting rent before it could seek eviction, and at that point burden the landlord with pursuing the tenant for back rent. …
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