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Judge declares city eviction protection law unconstitutional

The sentiments offered by Menist were echoed by a grassroots organization that lobbied the council for the passage of the law. “We fought alongside tenants in Poughkeepsie to win good cause protections,” said Community Voices Heard (CVH) Executive Director Juanita Lewis. “It’s devastating to see these protections be dismantled city by city, judge by judge. Now, it’s up to our state elected officials. We’re calling on state legislators to immediately pass Good Cause protections statewide.”

According to CVH, 65 percent of Poughkeepsie’s residents are renters, and one in three renters spends more than half of their income on rent.

Read the full article at Mid Hudson News.

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