Housing Justice for All

16 Labor Unions Come Out in Support of Good Cause Eviction

Dear Governor Hochul, Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Speaker Heastie: We are New York’s leading and largest labor unions and collectively represent hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers across the state. We write to you today in support of “Good Cause” eviction protections, a statewide bill sponsored by Senator Julia Salazar and Assemblymember Pamela Hunter. As […]

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50+ Organizations Call for Passage of Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act

Dear Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie:   The undersigned organizations call on you to commit $250 Million in FY23 for the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOPA) Act in New York State (Myrie S.221/Mitaynes A.3353). TOPA would give tenants the right of first offer and right of first refusal when their building

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50+ Local NY Elected Officials Call On Albany to Pass Good Cause

Dear Governor Hochul, Speaker Heastie, and Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, In recent months, a series of courts have struck down local Good Cause eviction laws in Newburgh, the City of Albany, and this week, in Poughkeepsie, ruling that the laws could only be passed at the state level – even while agreeing that Good Cause is

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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Responds to 2023 Executive Budget

“Hochul’s plan…is for real estate moguls, not working families” ALBANY – Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that represents tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement from Campaign Coordinator Cea Weaver in response to the release of Governor Hochul’s 2023 Executive Budget: “Rising rents are driving New

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STATEMENT: Housing Justice for All Urges Senate to Reject LaSalle Nomination

Across New York State eviction filings are surging. Rental assistance is running dry and families are facing the violence of being forced from their homes at staggering rates. Housing in stability is causing lasting damage to our schools, our health-care systems, and our state as a whole.  The root cause of the housing crisis is

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Tenants at Major Albany Housing Complex Claim Victory Against Corporate Landlord Owner

Tenants at Capitol Crossings win significant concessions after months-long organizing campaign, including 5% limit on rent increases and guaranteed lease renewals Capitol Crossings has become a flash point in the statewide fight for Good Cause eviction protections ALBANY – Tenants at a major Albany housing complex declared victory this week against a corporate landlord that

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Housing Justice for All: Albany’s Refusal to Pass Good Cause Eviction Protections is a “Moral Failure” 

NEW YORK – Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition of more than 80 organizations that represents tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement ahead of the end of the 2022 state legislative session. The statement below can be attributed to Cea Weaver, Campaign Coordinator of Housing Justice for All:  “Tomorrow, state lawmakers

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On Housing, Governor Hochul Continues Worst of Cuomo’s Legacy, Abandoning Renters and Homeless New Yorkers Amid COVID Surge

This State of the State is clear: on housing, Hochul is Cuomo 2.0. And so, once again, tenants and homeless New Yorkers are calling on the State Legislature to step up and lead where the Governor has failed. In the coming days and weeks, Speaker Carl Heastie and Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins must intervene and provide support to the millions of New Yorkers who are struggling to afford their homes and pass Good Cause Eviction, the Housing Access Voucher Program, and allow corporate subsidies to luxury housing to expire once and for all.”

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Housing Advocates Condemn Major Flaws in Governor Cuomo’s COVID Emergency Rent Assistance Program

New York – Today, the statewide Housing Justice for All (HJ4A) coalition condemned major flaws in Cuomo’s Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program (ERAP) that have left struggling tenants without relief. “Governor Cuomo’s implementation of the Emergency Rent Relief Assistance Program (ERAP) has been an utter failure, undermining goals of easy access and leaving thousands of

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Housing Justice for All, Right to Counsel NYC respond to Governor Cuomo’s announcement “extending” the Eviction Moratorium

Governor Cuomo’s announcement “extending” the eviction moratorium until January 1, 2021 is misleading and disingenuous. On October 1st, unless Governor Cuomo releases new details, eviction cases will move forward — devastating New Yorkers struggling to recover from COVID-19.

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