More facilities of affordable housing are on the way for senior citizens and affordable families.
Mayor Brian P. Stack is working hard to secure funds for affordable housing. At the present moment the mayor and the commissioners are looking to build at four different sites with affordable housing. In addition Mayor Stack and the commissioners have changed the rent control ordinance, and they made it fair for tenants. In the past out of town landlords were able to raise rents by 5 percent each year. However, under the administration of Brian P. Stack, landlords can only raise the rent to a maximum of 3.5 percent per year. In addition, multi-dwelling landlords can no longer charge tenants for sewage or property taxes. On average, this change saves tenants $60 per month.
It is clear to me that Mayor Brian P. Stack does not leave anyone behind and is always looking out to see how he can make a difference in the quality of life for all the constituents he represents. A few years ago when Mayor Stack rose to power his opponents tried to deceive the community by spreading the word that Mayor Stack was on the way of making Union City another Hoboken and that he was forgetting the poor families.
Every resident in our community should reflect and ask themselves is Union City better off today than five years ago when Brian P. Stack became Mayor? We need to be realistic; our school system is better, our streets are safer and cleaner, two new schools have been built and a central high school is under way to completion (26th Street, Kennedy Blvd.) In the last five years the residents of Union City have experienced more social events than in the entire history of Union City.