best housing activist (citywide) (2008)


DAVE POWELL of the Met Council on Housing kept his troops motivated through a dispiriting and confusing rent season this spring, when laws protecting tenants were up for renewal in Albany just as the city's Rent Guidelines Board was setting this year's increases. Powell reached out, produced crowds, and disrupted bogus hearings. Tenants got screwed again but managed to scale back the RGB hikes; it wouldn't have happened without all that noise.


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