Family Meeting: Rent

6 segments

Navigating the city’s rental market requires pluck, luck and money. Lots and lots of money. Today’s show is devoted entirely to a family meeting about rent. First, give and get advice on rent-related dilemmas. Then: everything you’ve ever wanted to know about your rights as a tenant (like when can you withhold rent from your landlord?). Plus: Alicia Glen, the deputy mayor for housing and economic development, on the mayor’s affordable housing plan; how you feel about the home you rent; and your thoughts on how (new) tall buildings affect the character of your ‘hood.