Pols pitch stop-gap measures for skipped rent payments

first_img This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Now From left: Harvey Epstein, Gale Brewer and Eric Adams (Credit: NY Assembly, Tequila Minsky, Wikipedia)Two Manhattan politicians are calling for measures to give renters and landlords a respite.Assembly member Harvey Epstein proposed a bill Tuesday that would cancel this year’s Rent Guidelines Board rent increases and freeze rents on rent-regulated apartments until next June.Separately, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and her Brooklyn counterpart Eric Adams, along with two City Council members, called on landlords to let tenants use their security deposits to pay rent.“Right now we’re in a pandemic — a global crisis,” said Epstein. “The idea that we should have Rent Guidelines Board meetings makes zero sense. The impact of raising rents makes zero sense.” The board determines base-rent increases for the city’s more than 900,000 rent-stabilized apartments.The legislation would keep rents at their current level until next summer.In New York City, the board holds public meetings ahead of a June vote to set the allowable increases for the city’s nearly one million rent-regulated apartments. The yearly event usually sets the stage for raucous protests from tenants opposing any increase, while landlords fire off press releases claiming their expenses have been outstripping rent hikes for years.Many in the real estate industry had hoped that after the tenant-friendly rent reforms last year, the annual increases allowed this year would be more generous than what the board approved: 1.5 percent for one-year leases and 2.5 percent for two-year leases.Epstein’s bill would wipe out those increases.Brewer, Adams and the other elected officials called on landlords to offer their own remedy for cash-strapped tenants. Landlords, they say, should let tenants use their security deposit funds to pay rent if they are experiencing financial hardship during the crisis.The politicians asked landlords to give tenants the option to pay back the deposit at the end of the month or purchase a low-cost insurance program to protect landlords when tenants damage their apartments or move out with rent still due. The measure’s backers said it would unlock about $8 billion in untapped savings, and $45 billion if it were scaled nationally.“Even as the city looks to the federal and state governments for direct support, we need to tap into every available resource to sustain our renters,” said Brewer in a statement. “Releasing $8 billion of security deposits has become a necessity under current circumstances. I join my colleagues in government to call for rent relief for tenants while ensuring building services can continue.”But neither of the measures would solve the conundrum that New York’s rental housing market is facing: Sweeping layoffs will render many tenants unable to pay rent, and in turn, their landlords may be unable to pay their lenders.Joseph Strasburg, president of the landlord group Rent Stabilization Association, compared the deposit-access measure to “putting a Band-Aid on a severed artery” and added that “when the smoke clears, there needs to be a mechanism to replace used-up security deposits for both tenant and landlord protection.”Strasburg said dipping into deposits to cover rent might be tempting for landlords “facing unprecedented cash-flow problems” but he urged them to resist doing so.Gov. Andrew Cuomo acted swiftly to provide relief to homeowners, but many renters are now unable to earn money with the hospitality industry cratering and non-essential workplaces closed by the governor’s order. Landlords are now frantically searching for options to fend off financial ruin, while banks push for a direct subsidy to renters so the institutions’ assets do not become distressed, according to sources.Cuomo said he “took care of the rent issue” — a reference to a stay on evictions — but has put no policy in place to financially assist landlords or renters.Read more of our coverage on housing policy amid the global health crisisCuomo says NY “took care” of rent issue, but has no policy in placeCuomo’s exec order tells banks to give homeowners a breakLandlords brace for impact of pandemicWest Coast pol calls for NY rent strike. Tenant groups say not so fastHere’s what the Fed’s actions mean for the housing marketNew York halts evictions statewideNYC’s biggest landlords pledge to halt evictions for 3 monthslast_img read more

‘The running miracle’ – Manager hails Klaassen, ‘world class’, Everton transfer…

first_imgDavy Klaassen’s one and only season at Everton was an absolute disaster for the player. Signed under the Ronald Koeman tenure, a lot was expected of the former Ajax star and he wasn’t able to show he’d been a worthy signing.Things didn’t get any better after the Dutch manager left, and Klaassen’s days at Goodison Park looked numbered for some time. Still, his agent insisted in the summer than the midfielder wouldn’t be leaving, determined to show he could make it at Everton and hadn’t been a flop.That all changed when Werder Bremen came in for the player and were happy to break their transfer record, parting with €13.5m, in a move that raised the eyebrows of the more critical followers of the German club.Things have worked out rather well since the Everton exit. A good preseason has been followed by a steady start to the current campaign.Delmenhorster Kreisblatt report that ‘the running miracle’ has so far covered more ground than anyone else in the Bundesliga, notching up 62.67km in five matches.Whilst it’s conceded his performances have been up and down, it’s stated the footballer’s performance against Hertha Berlin this week is proof he’s worth the money sent to Everton.Werder coach Florian Kohfeldt dubbed the performance ‘world class’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Men In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNBC InternationalSingapore’s Freelancers Find New Income During the Coronavirus Pandemic.CNBC InternationalUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題Undolast_img read more

Titans RB Dion Lewis disses Patriots after blowout victory: ‘That’s what happens when you go cheap’

first_imgDion Lewis got sweet revenge Sunday when his new team defeated the Patriots, 34-10.The former New England rusher, now with the Titans, took the matchup personally and aired his feelings after the game.  “Hell yeah it’s personal,” Lewis said. “That’s what happens when you go cheap. You get your ass kicked.” Is it personal, Dion Lewis? ‘hell yeah it’s personal. That’s what happens when you go cheap. You get your ass kicked.” The #Titans RB very happy about beating his former team #patriots— Michael Giardi (@MikeGiardi) November 11, 2018Lewis, who signed a four-year, $20 million contract with the Titans in late May, ran for 57 yards on 20 carries. He also caught two passes for 11 yards.last_img read more

Galway United’s First Division Fixtures Released

first_imgThe fixtures for the new league of Ireland season have been unveiled this afternoon. Fri. 13 April         Galway United v Wexford     Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 20 April         Shelbourne v Galway United     Tolka Park 7.45 pmFri. 27 April         Galway United v Cobh Ramblers    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 4 May            Athlone Town v Galway United     Athlone Town Stadium 7.45 pmMONDAY/TUESDAY, 7/8 MAY – EA SPORTS CUP QUARTER-FINALS   Fri. 11 May          Galway United v U.C.D.        Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 18 May         Cabinteely v Galway United     Stradbrook 7.45 pmFri. 25 May         Galway United v  Drogheda United  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 2 June          Longford Town v Galway United     City Calling Stadium 7.30 pmFri. 8 June          Galway United v Finn Harps Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 15 June         Wexford v Galway United     Ferrycarrig Park 8.00 pmMID-SEASON BREAK – SATURDAY 16 JUNE – THURSDAY 28 JUNE – NO FIXTURESFri. 29 June        Galway United v Shelbourne Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 6 July            Galway United v Athlone Town      Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 14 July          Cobh Ramblers v Galway United     St. Colman’s Park 7.45 pmFri. 20 July          U.C.D. v Galway United     The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 27 July           Galway United v Cabinteely  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Drogheda United v Galway United     United Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Shelbourne v Cobh Ramblers    Tolka Park 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        U.C.D. v Cabinteely  The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 3 August        Finn Harps v Wexford     Finn Park 8.00 pmSat. 4 August       Longford Town v Athlone Town      City Calling Stadium 7.30 pmMONDAY 5 AUGUST – EA SPORTS CUP SEMI-FINALSWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 12 AUGUST – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP FIRST ROUNDFri. 17 August      Galway United v Longford Town    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 26 AUGUST – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP SECOND ROUNDFri. 31 August      Finn Harps v Galway United     Finn Park 8.00 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP QUARTER-FINALSFri. 14 September       Galway United v  Wexford     Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSATURDAY 15 SEPTEMBER – EA SPORTS CUP FINAL     Sat. 22 September         Shelbourne v Galway United     Tolka Park  7.45 pmWEEKEND ENDING SUNDAY 30 SEPTEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP SEMI-FINALSFIRST DIVISION PROMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF SERIESFri. 5 October       4th placed First Division club v 3rd placed First Division clubMon. 8 October    3rd placed First Division club v 4th placed First Division clubFri. 12 October     Winner of 4th v 3rd Play-off v 2nd placed First Division clubFri. 19 October     2nd placed First Division club v Winner of 4th v 3rd Play-offPROMOTION/RELEGATION PLAY-OFF FINALMon. 29 October  Winner of First Division Play-off     series v 9th placed Premier Division clubFri. 2 November   9th placed Premier Division club v Winner of First Division Play-off series(Or Wed. 7 November if one or both of the Clubs qualify for the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final)SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER – IRISH DAILY MAIL FAI CUP FINAL – AVIVA STADIUM Galway United will be at home for their first game of the season on Friday the 23rd of February when Athlone Town will visit Eamon Deacy Park followed by two away games to Cobh Ramblers and UCD. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Fri. 30 March      Galway United v Longford Town    Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmMONDAY 2 APRIL – EA SPORTS CUP SECOND ROUND           Fri. 6 April           Finn Harps v Galway United     Finn Park 8.00 pm United’s Fixtures in Full are….Fri. 23 February   Galway United v Athlone Town      Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmSat. 3 March         Cobh Ramblers v Galway United     St. Colman’s Park 7.45 pmMONDAY 5 MARCH – EA SPORTS CUP FIRST ROUND    Fri. 9 March         U.C.D. v Galway United     The UCD Bowl 7.45 pmFri. 16 March       Galway United v Cabinteely  Eamonn Deacy Park 7.45 pmFri. 23 March      Drogheda United v Galway United     United Park 7.45 pmlast_img read more