Our Platform

Tax the Rich, #CancelRent, End Homelessness

Housing policies that serve people, not real estate

New York had a housing crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic. 92,000 New Yorkers sleep in shelter each night, and millions more are living one paycheck away from an eviction. We believe that housing is a human right, and that in the richest state in the richest country in the world we can eliminate evictions and end homelessness. We fight for tenant-and-homeless centered policy changes at the local, state, and federal level that advance that vision.

1.5 Million households cant pay rent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

92,000 people homeless

Landlords are rich and getting richer

What we’re fighting for

Eviction Free New York

Evictions and displacement are violent — and they are far too common. The consequences of evictions follow tenants and families for decades. We support policies that expand tenants’ rights to organize for healthy homes, against unjust evictions and unaffordable rent hikes. We can win an #EvictionFreeNY where everyone is housed securely and all tenants are protected.

Related Bills

Good Cause Eviction (Salazar/Hunter) (S3082)

  • Right to renew tenancy for all renters, with limited rent increases based on consumer price index
  • Provide basic protections to millions of unregulated renters across the State
  • Allows eviction for good cause, like owner-use or lease violations
  • Fiscal Impact: None

Eliminate Homelessness

We can eliminate homelessness in New York State. It is unconscionable that in one of the wealthiest states in the county, we have more than 92,000 New Yorkers without a home. We are fighting to house every New Yorker permanently and sustainably.

Related Bills

Housing Access Voucher Program (Kavanagh/Cymbrowitz) (S280A/A3701)

  • Creates a rental assistance program for New Yorkers who are currently homeless or are at risk of homelessness, including undocumented New Yorkers and those who are not currently on public assistance
  • Fiscal Impact: The number of vouchers will depend on how deeply the program is funded. In 2021, we are requesting $500 Million in funding for this program.

Social Housing For All

We are fighting for housing for people, not for profit. The demand to #CancelRent must be paired with a longer-term vision of reclaiming millions of apartments as regulated, social housing. Social housing — housing that is protected from the private market — is the only housing that is capable of solving the homelessness crisis.

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Housing Justice for All is a member of Invest in Our New York, a statewide movement fighting to raise revenue for housing, healthcare, education and more through taxing the wealthy.

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