Rent Control Rally Concert

“Save Rent Control” performance at Maxwell’s in Hoboken

To add yet another giblet to the whole Rent Control Debate in Hoboken – is a “Save Rent Control” concert over at Maxwell’s (11th & Washington) next week.

The performance takes place on Thursday, October 25th at 8pm.

Acts include: The Demolition String Band, Jamie & the Della Faves, The Benson Ridge Project, Karyn Kuhl and much more.

It was arranged by the Hoboken Fair Housing Association (who urges the public to vote “No” on election day to Public Question #2.)

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29 Comments on "Rent Control Rally Concert"


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spiffy
3 years 3 months ago

Rent control is nonsensical. Let the free markets decide going price.

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3 years 3 months ago

Free markets? In housing? Hahahahhaah that is a good one.

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picard477
3 years 3 months ago

There’s so much misinformation floating around. Just walking around town I see tons of neon flyers stating that residents should vote NO to Public Question #2. The proposed change does not get rid of rent control but allows owners to rent apartments at the fair market rate AFTER a resident moves out. Jersey City does not have rent control on 1-4 unit buildings and downtown JC is doing just fine. Rent control keeps property values down and hurts the community because people don’t want to invest in the area. I was very interseted in buying a building in Hoboken but… Read more »

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3 years 3 months ago

solution: disallow rental properties

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keenobserver
3 years 3 months ago

Everyone should definitely vote YES on this ballot question. We have just about the most restrictive, unfair rent control laws of any place in the country. If we don’t rein in rent control at some point, many buildings will become run down as owners start maintaining them less.

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3 years 3 months ago

Rent control violates the Equal Protection Clause. Pro-rent control activists basically argue that government should exercise social engineering, which clearly lacks authority. They abuse the meaning of fair not to mean equal, but unequal. To them, fairness is built on favoritism. They argue that a temporal contract for use of a property is infinite. Private property owners accept the passivity as victim, say nothing, and do nothing when government exercises authority it does not have under the Constitution. The Bill of Rights bans the federal government from unequal treatment. The Fourteenth Amendment bans state and local government against same. The… Read more »

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212transplant
3 years 3 months ago

Racer, do you know of any rental properties in Hoboken that are set up like incorporated businesses with shareholders? That is very interesting.[quote comment=”217594″]Rent control violates the Equal Protection Clause.Pro-rent control activists basically argue that government should exercise social engineering, which clearly lacks authority. They abuse the meaning of fair not to mean equal, but unequal. To them, fairness is built on favoritism. They argue that a temporal contract for use of a property is infinite.Private property owners accept the passivity as victim, say nothing, and do nothing when government exercises authority it does not have under the Constitution. The… Read more »

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3 years 3 months ago

212transplant said, “Racer, do you know of any rental properties in Hoboken that are set up like incorporated businesses with shareholders?” I thought I was clear that the concept rent plays no part in that model. If you meant any investment properties, then no, I don’t know of any. But you could always start one. With condos, and co-ops, there are bylaws, and cooperative rules of which you might not be allowed to rent. Then there are titles, or contracts. At least with a condo, you own real property, whereas co-ops you don’t. Not sure how similar timeshares are to… Read more »

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