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HFHA – Beware of false information on ballot question

HFHA announces:

Hoboken Fair Housing Warns
People that Developer Group is Trying to Confuse Voters
Hoboken
Fair Housing Association is asking all of their friends and neighbors to VOTE
‘NO’ AGAIN!
on CITY OF HOBOKEN PUBLIC QUESTION #1 on NOVEMBER 5, 2013
Ø  DON’T BE
FOOLED BY THE DECEPTIVE FLYERS POPPING UP AROUND TOWN
Ø  DON’T BE
FOOLED BY DECEPTIVE LANGUAGE ON THE BALLOT
On
Election Day, November 5th, you will be asked to vote on the only Hoboken
Public Question which proposes major changes to Hoboken’s Rent Control law.
It starts
off with:
Shall
the City of Hoboken continue annual rental increase protections for current
residents of rent controlled properties …
If you
read no more, you’d probably think the intent is to protect tenants by keeping
rent control.
NOTHING
COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
ITS
ACTUAL PURPOSE IS TO COMPLETELY DECONTROL ALL RENTS UPON VACANCY!
Here’s what will happen if
the Hoboken Public Question is approved:
Once a
current tenant vacates his/her unit either “voluntarily” or by court ordered
eviction:
1.    Rents
are DECONTROLLED
and can be increased to whatever the landlord wants to charge for every new
tenant.    In Hoboken, that can mean doubling or tripling the rent.
2.      All 1-4 unit buildings and condos
are PERMANENTLY
EXEMPTED FROM RENT CONTROL
.
NJ state
law makes it easy for a landlord to obtain court-ordered eviction of tenants
from 1-3 unit buildings and condos and from all rental buildings through condo
conversions or other means.  Even when an eviction is illegal, the tenant
may be unaware of NJ Eviction Law and/or too afraid to contest it in court.
Thus, if
this DECONTROL ballot question is
approved by the voters, landlords will have the means and incentive to evict
current tenants or otherwise “convince” them to move “voluntarily” and then
jack up the rent to whatever they want for new tenants.    MANY HOBOKEN RENTERS WILL LOSE THEIR HOMES.
Note: This
public question is a court-ordered re-vote of a question already decided and defeated last year, when a majority of 16,444
Hoboken voters voted “no”. The supporters of the “yes” vote to eliminate tenant
Rent Control protections convinced the courts to overturn that valid democratic
election result by submitting false
evidence
that 114 “displaced Hoboken voters” were not allowed to vote on
this Hoboken public question.
DON’T BE MISLED!   If you want to DEFEND HOBOKEN RENTERS:
VOTE ‘NO’ on CITY OF HOBOKEN PUBLIC QUESTION # 1
To volunteer, contact: hobokenfairhousing@gmail.com

To donate to this cause, go to:
hobokenfairhousing.com

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