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.

Over One Million New York Tenants Have New Protections From Unfair Evictions & Rent Hikes

New York State passed Good Cause Eviction Protections (§213- 2(a) of Article 6-A of NYS Real Property Law) in April 2024, after years of organizing by tenants across the state. If you are eligible for Good Cause Eviction Protections, you now have a right to remain in your home as long as you pay rent and follow your lease.

Read more about your new rights and find out if you are eligible for them here.

Housing Justice for All will also be hosting a training on how tenants can enforce these new rights on Wednesday, May 15 at 6 pm on Zoom.

Housing Justice for All had fought to ensure that every tenant in the state has these new protections. Sadly, Governor Kathy Hochul and the real estate industry carved out 3.4 million tenants from these protections so that they can keep profiting off the backs of hardworking renters. Tenants outside of New York City will be fighting to make sure their cities opt in to Good Cause — reach out to info@housingjusticeforall.org if you are in upstate and would like your locality to opt in.

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