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.

Read our 2021 Legislative Agenda or check out our one page infographic for more information about our Housing Justice work.


Every New Yorker Deserves Safe and affordable housing

  • End Homelessness
  • Invest in Public Housing
  • Stop Unjust Evictions & Predatory Rent Hikes

*If you have experienced financial hardship or face significant health risk because of COVID-19, you cannot be evicted at least until May 1, 2021. In order to receive protection, you must notify your landlord, the local eviction court, or both, and fill out the Tenant’s Declaration of Hardship. This declaration may also be downloaded and printed by clicking here.

Governor Cuomo's Housing Crisis

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.

Governor Cuomo's Housing Crisis

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.

“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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