Housing groups and think tanks have filed legal documents supporting the owners of New York’s rent stabilized apartments in their fight against 2019 rent laws they believe are unconstitutional.

The so-called amicus briefs back the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) and the Rent Stabilization Association in their federal lawsuit against the City of New York.

The lawsuit, filed in July 2019 and currently on appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, challenges regulations the owners believe have harmed owners and tenants and constrained the city’s housing market for over five decades.

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