Key Legislation Would Protect Hundreds of Thousands of New Yorkers From Residential and Commercial Eviction
Members of the Housing Justice For All Coalition issued a letter today to New York’s Division of Homes & Community Renewal (DHCR) urging the State Housing Agency to extend the application deadline for an additional four weeks for the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program.
We know that rent assistance is the most immediate way to help New Yorkers escape homelessness and those at risk of homelessness, avoid eviction.
Public housing across the state is in severe disrepair, yet our state keeps funneling billions in subsidies and tax breaks to corporate landlords and developers.
We are writing with urgency as session comes to a close and the State legislature is negotiating tenants’ rights in New York.
As leaders of faith communities from across the state, we are called to stand with the most vulnerable among us – New Yorkers who can barely afford to live here anymore.
We’ll get right to the point: the landlord lobby and real-estate industry have wielded too much power in state government for way too long.
We are begging, pleading, and crying out for decisive action to address our housing and homeless crisis in our community and in our State.