Mexico City Ends Rent Freeze

New York tenants will soon be able to learn what can happen when laws that protect tenants are weakened or done away with. La Jornada reported Jan. 2 that a “reform” to the tenant laws of Mexico City that may make it possible to carry out massive evictions of tenants in apartments where the rent has been frozen took effect recently. It is feared that 510,000 families, mainly in the Cuauhtémoc borough where the majority of people are middle-to low-income, will be evicted in the near future.