HOUSING JUSTICE

We Believe Housing is a Human Right

We need fair rent laws that protect everyday New Yorkers from predatory rent hikes and sudden displacement. Every New Yorker, no matter where they live, deserves the same basic protections. We can build stronger communities by guaranteeing safe, affordable housing for all people.

While everyday people struggle to earn a decent wage, rents continue to rise. Greedy landlords and developers are raking in enormous profits at the expense of our families and communities. Skyrocketing rents force people to spend more and more of their income on housing, and the ones who can’t afford to pay are pushed out of their homes and often out of the communities they love. This breaks apart our neighborhoods, hurts our local economy, and worsens the homelessness crisis. Housing insecurity isn’t just a downstate problem. People all across New York are feeling the squeeze.

Everyone Deserves a Safe Place to live

Everyone deserves guaranteed housing that is safe and dignified, regardless of their income or social status. So we must:

  • End retaliatory evictions and predatory rent hikes
  • Eliminate tax subsidies for wealthy developers
  • Invest in community-controlled housing
  • End lead poisoning in New York children – click here to learn more

Housing Justice is a part of Our Justice Agenda for 2022. Click here to read the full Agenda and get involved in the fight!

Eviction Protection

If you are facing eviction and have been served an eviction warrant notice within the last 30 days, click here to fill out an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application. You will be protected as your application is being reviewed and processed.

Eviction warrant notices older than 30 days have expired. Landlords have to re-serve a fresh 14-day eviction warrant notice for it to be considered active.

Click here for more information on eviction protection and housing resources.

Eviction Protection

If you are facing eviction and have been served an eviction warrant notice within the last 30 days, click here to fill out an Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application. You will be protected as your application is being reviewed and processed.

Eviction warrant notices older than 30 days have expired. Landlords have to re-serve a fresh 14-day eviction warrant notice for it to be considered active.

Click here for more information on eviction protection and housing resources.

“We get left behind all too often. Upstate is always the last to get any kind of relief and we’re suffering up here. We don’t pay the same rents they do in New York City, but upstate we’re rent-burdened. In Kingston, over 50 percent of the population is rent burdened. They’re paying over 30 percent of their incomes in rent.”
Rashida Tyler

Board Member, Citizen Action of New York's Hudson Valley Chapter

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