(Washington Free Beacon) — New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is calling for a rent freeze on the city’s one million rent-controlled apartments, but is still raising the rent on several of his own properties.
The mayor and his family raised the rent of a two-family unit to $2,850 last year, which has increased in $50 and $75 increments from the $2,400 price in 2009. De Blasio also raised rent by $25 for another one of his properties in June 2015, according to documents obtained by Politico.
The de Blasios additionally charged $4,500 in rent for their former home when they moved into the official mayor’s residence, Gracie Mansion, in 2014.
Although he continues to raise the rents of his own properties, de Blasio has advocated for the city’s Rent Guidelines Board to freeze rent rates elsewhere. The board has ruled against increasing rates for rent-controlled units for two years.
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