HOUSING JUSTICE

Why We're Fighting

 

Everyone deserves guaranteed housing that is safe and dignified, no matter their income or social status. Corporate developers, predatory property owners, and some elected officials are keeping our communities stuck in a housing system that forces people to choose between paying rent and buying food. As a result, we have almost 100,000 homeless adults and children in New York and millions more who are just one emergency away from losing their homes. And, as always, unjust evictions, unfair rent hikes, and unsafe living conditions disproportionately affect Black and Brown people.

We envision a world that recognizes the inherent dignity of every person and guarantees safe, stable housing as a human right. In this world, we value people over property. In this world, Black, Brown, and low-income people have their basic needs met and tenants can organize to protect and enforce their rights.

What We're Fighting For

 

We will protect tenants and invest in community ownership by:

  • Passing Good Cause Tenant Protections to give tenants the right to challenge unfair evictions and discrimination by landlords
  • Passing Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act to give tenants funding and first dibs to  buy properties they live in when they go up for sale, and have a say in who can buy them if they don’t
  • Passing Housing Access Voucher Program to provide all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, with rental support that keeps pace with the actual cost of rent and can be used as long as the need exists
  • Passing Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Safe Housing Act to remove lead from rental properties and ensure that landlords and towns that don’t remove it are held accountable

Housing Justice is a part of Our Justice Agenda for 2023. Click here to read the full Agenda and get involved in the fight!

What We're Fighting For

 

We will protect tenants and invest in community ownership by:

  • Passing Good Cause Tenant Protections to give tenants the right to challenge unfair evictions and discrimination by landlords
  • Passing Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act to give tenants funding and first dibs to  buy properties they live in when they go up for sale, and have a say in who can buy them if they don’t
  • Passing Housing Access Voucher Program to provide all New Yorkers, regardless of immigration status, with rental support that keeps pace with the actual cost of rent and can be used as long as the need exists
  • Passing Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Safe Housing Act to remove lead from rental properties and ensure that landlords and towns that don’t remove it are held accountable

Housing Justice is a part of Our Justice Agenda for 2023. Click here to read the full Agenda and get involved in the fight!

Join the Fight for Housing Justice in New York