Small Business Relief Rally Feb 2020
East Village Community Groups Hosted an
Action Day for Small Business Owners to Voice Our Concerns

On Thursday, February 25, 2021, with the Cooper Square Committee, East Village Community Coalition, Village Preservation, and local small business groups held a rally calling for State legislators to support commercial rent relief for small businesses. This rally was part of a statewide week of action for commercial rent relief.

Business owners shared stories of challenges they face to stay afloat and ask state legislators to support Senate Bill 3349/Assembly Bill 3190.

Senate Bill 3349/Assembly Bill 3190 would help cover the cost of rent for businesses and nonprofits who lost income due to COVID-19. Under the bill, the commercial tenant, property owner, and State government would share the burden of the rent shortfall. Certified COVID-19 affected commercial tenants would have to pay the lesser of 20% of their actual income or 1/3 of their rent, property owners would have to forgive 20% of the rent, and the State—using Federal or State funds—would pay the remainder.

We met THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021, 11:00 AM at Michelle Dry Cleaners & Laundry, 169 Avenue C (btw E 10th St & E 11th St),

Link for more information on Village Preservation's Small Business Advocacy and links to send an email to officials here:

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