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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:…

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…

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…

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…

Letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo from Upstate Tenants and Homeless New Yorkers

May 16, 2018

We are begging, pleading, and crying out for decisive action to address our housing and homeless crisis in our community and in our State. We are crying out for action…

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