Tenants Have New Rights!

NYS passed Good Cause Eviction Protections against rent hikes and unfair evictions in April 2024. If you are eligible for Good Cause, you now have a right to remain in your home as long as you pay rent and follow your lease.

Cea Weaver

STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Demands Lawmakers Stand Up to Real Estate

“Reinstating perverse incentives to harass tenants would be a capitulation to the real estate industry’s greed and a slap in the face to tenants” NEW YORK – As negotiations on a comprehensive housing package in the state budget head into another weekend, Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that […]

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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All on Governor Hochul’s State of the State

NEW YORK – Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations representing tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement in response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State, which failed to include any proposals that would alleviate the housing affordability crisis facing New Yorkers. The statement below can be

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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Responds to Overturning of Albany Local Good Cause Law

In response to the Albany Appellate Court’s decision to overturn the city’s Good Cause eviction protection law, Housing Justice for All Campaign Coordinator Cea Weaver and member groups responded with the following statements.  The Appellate Division of the state Supreme Court ruled today that local Good Cause laws are preempted by state law, meaning that

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100+ Faith Leaders Call on Gov. Hochul to Back Good Cause, HAVP

February 8, 2023 Governor Kathy HochulNYS Capitol BuildingAlbany, NY 12224  Dear Governor Hochul, We are writing as a coalition of faith-based leaders and advocates deeply alarmed about New York’s growing housing crisis, which is taking a deep toll on our congregants, our communities, and New York State at large. Exacerbated by the uneven recovery from

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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All on Mayor Adams’ Plan for Migrant Tent City on Randalls Island

“A slap in the face to the ideals that New Yorkers hold dear” Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that represents tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement following Mayor Adams’ announcement today declaring a state of emergency in response to a growing wave of asylum seekers

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#HouseNY Campaign Targets Governor Hochul with Protests in NYC, Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany

New York — Today, tenants, homeless New Yorkers, progressive activists, and elected officials launched the #HouseNY campaign with protests targeting Governor Kathy Hochul in New York City, Buffalo, Rochester, and Albany.  Participants in this new statewide campaign called on Hochul to enact real long-term solutions to the COVID housing crisis, including permanent protections against evictions.

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Over 70 Organizations Call On Governor Kathy Hochul to Pass “Good Cause Eviction”

Dear Governor Kathy Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, The following signatories colleagues actively representing tens of thousands of tenants across New York State urge you to prioritize  “Good Cause” legislation (S3082/A5573) next session, and to work with tenants, homeless New Yorkers, and advocates to ensure speedy passage of this

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Advocates Demand Immediate Reforms to the Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program (ERAP)

July 9, 2021 Dear Governor Cuomo: As community organizations and elected officials representing tenants across New York State, we are writing to demand immediate reforms to the implementation of the statewide Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program (ERAP) that launched on June 1st.  From day one, the implementation of the Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program (ERAP)

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We Won a Strong Rent Relief Program, But More Must Be Done to Protect Tenants and Homeless New Yorkers: Housing Justice for All Responds to State Budget

NEW YORK, NY —- Housing Justice for All, a leading statewide coalition of organizations that represent low-income tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement in response to the final state budget passed by the state legislature and Governor Cuomo:  “Over the last year, thousands of tenants and homeless New Yorkers have demanded the

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