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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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Hochul’s Billionaire Budget: Amidst a Historic Homelessness Crisis, Governor Hochul Fails to Deliver

New York – Housing Justice for All, a statewide coalition representing thousands of tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement on the New York State budget: New Yorkers who are living in shelters or on the streets are living in fear of unsafe living conditions, of a deadly pandemic, and of police sweeps. …

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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.”

#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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New Day In Albany: 860,000 New Yorkers Protected By NY’s Eviction Moratorium

New York, NY — Housing Justice for All, a leading statewide coalition of over 80 organizations that represent tenants and homeless New Yorkers, released the following statement in response to the legislature’s extension of the eviction moratorium in an extraordinary special session.  Over the last 18 months, eviction moratoria at the State and Federal level …

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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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