Hoboken Voters Narrowly Defeat Decontrol Proposal

After appearing on the November ballot for the second straight year, a referendum to change rent controls in Hoboken was once again narrowly defeated by a slim-margin of 122 votes. If the measure had been approved, it would have permanently removed rent control from buildings with four or fewer rental units once a current tenant moves out, and would have also allowed a one-time decontrol/recontrol in buildings with five or more units.

Property owners who supported the referendum plan to challenge the result in court once again, despite local tenant advocates fighting to uphold the results last year.