Thursday, May 9, 2019

  

Kingston mayor signs rent stabilization resolution

KINGSTON – Mayor Steven Noble of Kingston wasted no time signing a memorializing resolution to send to the state urging lawmakers and the governor to approve Universal Rent Stabilization.        

The common council approved the resolution on Tuesday night.

Should the state approve the measure, it would help those who find it difficult to pay their rent locally, Noble said.

“We feel that many of our tenants are facing higher rents and this is one way on the state level that we can be able to help stabilize some of those rents,” he said. In tandem with the common council, the mayor said they have more to do, “but this is one step to be able to support some of the renters here in Kingston.”

At the same time, the city’s Office of Economic and Community Development is preparing a Fair Housing Plan and is seeking comment. The Kingston City Land Bank is also working to foster an equitable community where vacant or distressed properties are transformed into community assets that improve the quality of life for residents, stabilize and enhance neighborhoods, and create new pathways for social and economic development, the mayor said.

 

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