June 06, 2024

Albany Common Council Passes Good Cause Eviction Law

In 2021, Albany was the first city in New York State to pass the tenant protections known as ‘good cause eviction’. In 2024, the New York state legislature passed statewide good cause eviction. However, the new law requires municipalities to opt in. On June 3, the Albany Common Council took up Local Law E, which would repeal the old ordinance and replace it with one that works with the new sate-wide bill. In this excerpt from the meeting, we will hear Alfredo Balarin, the sponsor of the local law followed by other council members and city residents who spoke at the meeting.

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