Montclair officials enacted a rent freeze last year to protect tenants during the economic downturn due to COVID-19. Now, a Landlord-Tenant Housing Advisory Committee official says that while some landlords have violated the ordinance, some tenants have filed false claims about landlords concerning the freeze.
Also discussed at the meeting was a recently approved proposal to embark on an Energy Savings Improvement Plan, a series of energy upgrades at the schools that would help the district save money on utility bills in the long run.
The Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC) in partnership with First Congregational Church installed the first little pantry in town. The free Little Pantry is based on a simple rule: Take what you need and donate what can. The NEEC is planning to install two more pantries.