CANCEL RENT, RECLAIM OUR HOMES
DEMANDS TO FIGHT COVID-19 TODAY AND FOR A JUST RECOVERY TOMORROW
Tenant’s Declaration of Hardship
During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This form will help you automatically send notice to your landlord and the court that you are eligible for protections.
New York State is at the epicenter of a global public health crisis which has caused millions of New Yorkers to lose jobs and/or income. Decades of austerity politics and disinvestment have made the economic fallout of COVID-19 worse.
But at the same time the COVID-19 crisis has reawakened the political imagination of millions of people: a world without rent hikes, evictions, and unsafe living conditions IS possible and something we all deserve. We have already shown this through our fight for an eviction moratorium. For the first time ever, Housing Courts are closed.
But one thing is clear: we cannot go back to the world we lived in before COVID-19. Our current system allowed 92,000 people to live without housing; allowed our public and social housing to fall apart; and encouraged corporate landlords to profit endlessly on the backs of struggling renters.
While we fight for immediate relief to prevent mass evictions and house homeless New Yorkers today, we also are not afraid to say billionaire investors who made their fortune speculating on the real estate market are part of the problem — not part of the solution. In this crisis, we are fighting to intervene in the market and expand social housing for people, not for profit.
COVID-19 IMPACTS US ALL.
HEAR FROM OTHERS AND SHARE YOUR STORY.
America is experiencing a public health crisis. Millions of us can’t pay rent. Housing Justice for All is collecting stories to highlight this. By speaking out and sharing stories, we demand to be heard.
You can view everyone’s stories on the map. Each dot represents a different story.