In addition to the dozens of generous voluntary contributions from our members, prominent housing organizations throughout the country have lined up in a show of support for the lawsuit by RSA and the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP), which challenges the constitutionality of the New York Rent Stabilization law (RSL).
The National Apartment Association, the National Association of Realtors, the National Multifamily Housing Council, the National Association of Home Builders and the New York State Builders Association are all now backing the lawsuit, which as you know is a comprehensive argument for why rent stabilization laws in New York violates the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause and the Fourteenth Amendment’s due process clause.
Last month in the RSA Reporter, we proudly acknowledged a list of RSA members that have generously contributed to help aid our lawsuit. With the support of our members, as well as various well-known national organizations, we have continued faith in the direction of our legal challenge.
Our lawsuit will take years to work its way through the courts and additional voluntary contributions are welcomed at any point. Checks can be sent to RSA’s office at 123 William Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10038. Please make checks payable to the RSA Legal Fund. Contributions can also be made online via credit card on RSA’s website. On the website homepage, simply click on the following link: Constitutional Challenge Fund Contribution.
For updates with regard to the lawsuit, please stay tuned to upcoming issues of the RSA Reporter, as well as RSA’s Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also look for updates and read the full complaint at www.unlawfulrentregs.com.