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Pay to Play: How Real Estate Money is Leaving New York Tenants in the Dust

Pay to Play: How Real Estate Money is Leaving New York Tenants in the Dust

New York’s powerful real estate industry is engaged in parallel fights to block legislation that would require landlords to have good cause for evicting tenants and to retain a controversial property tax exemption that costs New York City residents billions of dollars annually without meaningfully expanding affordable housing.
Governor Cuomo’s Obstruction & Renters’ Injustice

Governor Cuomo’s Obstruction & Renters’ Injustice

Tenant Protection Act of 2019, Governor Cuomo is has stalled implementation.
MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: AN UNJUST SYSTEM THAT ENRICHES LANDLORDS AT THE EXPENSE OF RENT-BURDENED NEW YORKERS

MAJOR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS: AN UNJUST SYSTEM THAT ENRICHES LANDLORDS AT THE EXPENSE OF RENT-BURDENED NEW YORKERS

Major Capital Improvement (MCI) increases are one of several tactics that landlords exploit to raise rents and drive displacement. With monthly MCI rent hikes as high as $800 per apartment, the Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance urges Albany to stand with tenants and eliminate MCI rent increases.
Renters’ Rights are Women’s Rights

Renters’ Rights are Women’s Rights

How women are impacted by New York State’s rental housing crisis. Every night, more than 92,000 people in New York State — many of whom are women, and many of whom are women of color — sleep in a shelter. The rise in housing costs, combined with a lack of strong tenant protections, is a primary contributing factor.
Cuomo’s Housing Crisis: Homelessness & Unaffordability in New York State

Cuomo’s Housing Crisis: Homelessness & Unaffordability in New York State

Across the state, a growing number of low-income tenants are vulnerable to becoming homeless, and Governor Cuomo bears responsibility for their situation. This report from the Housing Justice for All Campaign shows that Cuomo’s failure to deliver stronger protections for tenants and take meaningful action to address homelessness over the past seven years has played a significant role in fueling the current housing crisis impacting many New Yorkers.

guides & toolkits

Fight Your Rent Hike Toolkit

Fight Your Rent Hike Toolkit

This toolkit will help you take the anger you feel about your rent hike and channel it toward collective, political action. We’ll show you how to organize your building, how to negotiate collectively, and how to fight for a political program that will address the issues facing all tenants across the state.
Rent Strike Toolkit

Rent Strike Toolkit

Going on Rent Strike in New York During COVID-19: Guide & Resources. Compiled by the Right to Counsel NYC Coalition and Housing Justice for All
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