As a Center for Urban Pedagogy Teaching Artist in Fall 2009, I worked
with 11 teens from the College Now program at Brooklyn College
in New York City about rent-stabilized housing are made by the Rent
Guidelines Board (RGB). Every year, the RGB gets together to decide
how much the rent should change for the 1 million people living in
rent-regulated units in New York City.
The group interviewed people involved as real estate lobbyists, policy
makers, tenant advocates, and more.
The outcome? An informative and playful book designed for advocates
to give to their constituents that raises questions about the system.