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.

Housing Justice for All responds to Speaker’s opening speech

Jan 10, 2020

In response to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s opening speech, Paulette Soltani, Political Director of VOCAL-NY and on behalf of the Housing Justice for All campaign, responded: “Today Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie responded to what homeless New Yorkers and tenants have…

Eliminate 421-a and 485-a; Fully fund public housing

Dec 9, 2019

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.  These issues are directly connected: subsidies and tax abatements for landlords and developers are coming…

Urgent Letter to Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie from the Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance and the Housing Justice For All Campaign

May 23, 2019

We are writing with urgency as session comes to a close and the State legislature is negotiating tenants’ rights in New York. Across the entire State, those who rent their homes are suffering from high rent burdens, unsafe living conditions,…

Letter from Faith Leaders to Gov Cuomo, State Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Heastie:

Apr 11, 2019

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. From New York City to Rochester and beyond, millions…

letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo, Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins, and Speaker Carl Heastie from the Upstate-DownState Housing Alliance

Apr 7, 2019

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. You should take action to change that. For the first time in a decade, Democrats have…

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