$$ for MVUT — Please Support Our Vital Work in 2022!!

Mt. Vernon United Tenants, lnc..
Mail: P. O, Box 2107, Mt. Vemon, N. Y. 10551
Office: 2 Gramatan Avenue – Suite 304 – Mt. Vemon, N. Y. 10551
Phone (914) 699-1114 ~ Fax (914) 699-7449
Email: mvut@erols.com-Website: www.mvut.org


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FOR M.V.U.T

THE HOT DAYS OF SUMMER ARE HERE AND THE PANDEMIC
WE’VE
ALL BEEN LIVING THROUGH IS SEEMINGLY
COMING TO AN END – HOORAY!
STILL —
BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!

 

MVUT has been busy delivering for you and all tenants:

ERAP – MVUT  is assisting tenants in filing applications for rent arrears under the Emergency Rental Assistance Program if they’ve either lost income or had additional expenses as a result of Covid-19. Weve processed over fifty (50+) applications, uploaded documents for dozens of others, and referred over one hundred (100+) to the ERAP website – nysrenthelp@otda.ny.gov or telephone 1-844-691-7368

CODE ENFORCEMENT–  MVUT has always pushed the City of Mt. Vernon to strengthen its code enforcement process to protect tenants’ apartments. Our. advocacy has borne fruit as the City has hired three (3) more code enforcement inspectors, and will be hiring two (2) more! YES!!

HISPANIC OUTREACH – Through a grant with the City, we’ve been able to hire a Spanish-speaking tenant organizer, Andrew Aguilar, to help MVUT provide its services to the Spanish-speaking tenants who have been regularly abused by the system!

WESTCHESTER RENT GUIDELINES BOARD (WRGB) – The WRGB passed new rent adjustments for leases beginning between 10/1/21- 09/30/22. They are .5% for one (1) year renewals, and one 1% for two (2) year renewals. Thanks to WRGB Tenant Member and MVUT member Tamara Stewart for her strong advocacy on the Board and to the many MVUT members who testified at the Public Hearings!

SCRIE/DRIE – MVUT continues to help tenants who live in rent-regulated buildings to apply for both the Senior and Disabled Rent Increase Exemption Programs whereby their rents can be frozen.

BUILDING ORGANIZING  – With the pandemic starting to wane, more buildings are willing to have meetings and address their issues. MVUT has recently been meeting with tenant associations in Mt. Vernon and Yonkers INDIVIDUAL COUNSELINGIADVOCACY –MVUT continues to provide intensive case management for tenants facing eviction, trying to restore services, fighting rent increases/overcharges and other landlord harassment. We assist dozens weekly.

POLICY ADVOCACY – In addition to the above items, MVUT has played a leading or supporting roll in many coalition efforts on housing and economic justice issues, e.g. the Westchester “Right to Counsel” Coalition; the campaign for non-discrimination protection in renting, regarding Source Of Income(Sol); the statewide Housing Justice for All (HJ4A)Coalition; the Westchester Eviction Prevention Network (WEPN);etc.

Support MVUT!!!  Yes, I agree MVUT is doing great work for tenants.  I want to help them do even more! Enclosed find my contribution of:

_____$25     ____$50      ____$100       _____$200       _____$250       _____other

Name: ___________________________________________________________

 

Address: __________________________________________________________

 

Telephone/Email: __________________________________________________________

 

Please make checks payable to MVUT and mail to MVUT at:

P.O. Box 2107, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551
or bring to the office at 2 Gramatan Ave. Suite 304.

Thank you!

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