Nassau board approves first-ever rent freeze

The Nassau County Rent Guidelines Board approved a first-ever rent freeze tonight for one-year leases.

However, the board also voted to increase two-year leases by .5 percent.

Some Nassau lawmakers called on the board to freeze rents because of the current economic situation.

The move will impact the 9,500 rent-stabilized apartments in the county in areas like Hempstead, The Five Towns, Long Beach and Great Neck.

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