In Ithaca and across the country, the conversation around the rights of tenants and landlords has shifted from the one happening prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Right to Renew laws, Right to Counsel, the eviction moratorium and its end have all shifted and heighted the local and larger debate about what protections and rights tenants and landlords should be afforded.
The Ithaca Voice and WRFI Community Radio are collaborating on a call-in show to help frame these related issues as a part of a “Community Conversations” series. It is scheduled for March 29th, at 6pm on WRFI, 88.1 Ithaca, 98.1 Watkins Glen.
The hour will feature interviews with journalists, panelists, and you!
Here’s the number to call during the show starting at 6pm on Tuesday, March 29th: 607-441-9734
Here is a list of previous reporting from The Voice and other sources to get engaged with these topics.
- 06 Oct. 2020: Tenants Union organizes protest against “soft evictions” citing local landlords
- 17 Sept. 2021: PEDC Recap: Tenants Rights legislation takes step forward
- 21 Oct. 2021: Local tenant protection laws uncertain as NYS law could override city
- 09 Nov. 2021: Common Council recap: City voices support for tenants Right to Counsel program
- 16 Nov 2021: Good cause eviction legislation falters temporarily, will be considered again in December
- 07 Dec. 2021: Albany landlords sue over ‘good cause’ eviction law
- 09 Dec. 2021: PEDC Recap: State courts puts Tenants Rights legislation on ice
- 17 Feb. 2022: PEDC Recap: City tries to find way forward with tenant rights legislation
This event was originally scheduled for 3/15/2022, but was moved back to accommodate panelists and give more time to report on these issues.