Upcoming Events
Can I Afford to Live Here?
Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Housing & The Prospect of Rent Regulation
A Symposium


September 18, 2019 – 8:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Student Union Building, SUNY New Paltz 

Assuring the availability of affordable housing is one of the greatest challenges that faces communities in the Hudson Valley. This fall The Benjamin Center, the SUNY New Paltz Foundation, and RUPCO will host a half day meeting to discuss the impacts of two key issues that affect the affordable housing supply: the growth of short term rentals and the newly passed rent regulation option for localities.

The Prospect of Rent Regulation
Jack Lester, a leader in achieving NYC housing court reform and a noted litigator with long experience in representing rent-regulated tenants, will address affordability and proper housing maintenance and speak on the potential, value, and future prospects of adopting rent regulation laws in the region; with reactions from the mayors of Kingston, Newburgh, Beacon and Poughkeepsie highlighting local developments.

The Impact of Short-Term Rentals on Long-Term Housing
The county planners of Dutchess, Ulster, Orange and Sullivan Counties will describe the impact of short term rentals on long-term housing and the public policy debates surrounding these in their counties’ communities

The program incorporates reactions from the perspectives of renter advocates, short term renters, the real estate industry, and audience Q&A. 
Registration details to follow