WHO WE ARE

Housing Justice for All is a statewide movement of tenants and homeless New Yorkers united in our fight for housing as a human right.

2017

How it started…

We were founded in 2017 in Albany, New York at a meeting of grassroots community groups committed to take on the power that the real estate industry wields in our State.

2017
2020

COVID-19

In 2020, we’ve organized thousands of people to resist eviction and fight for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020
2021

Tax the Rich, #CancelRent, & End Homelessness

In 2021, we are fighting for a recovery that centers directly impacted front line communities.

2021

Our campaign is led by the people who are fighting to afford housing in New York every single day.

Meet some of our many leaders

Najee Wilson

Najee Wilson

Najee Wilson has been on rent strike since May 2020. He is a Multi-Disciplinary artist and Yoga Instructor come Housing Justice advocate from Charleston South Carolina, currently living in Crown Heights Brooklyn.
Moreom Perven

Moreom Perven

Moreom Perven has been living in her apartment in Jamaica, Queens for more than 20 years, since she first  came to this country from Bangladesh. As a working class New Yorker, she has seen Zara Realty take over and harass her and her neighbors.
Velvet Johnson Ross

Velvet Johnson Ross

Velvet Johnson Ross is an activist, accomplished performing artist and women’s historian. She understands personally how the intersections of race, class and gender impact Black women in the housing market.

Our Members

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The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance is a diverse coalition of tenants, homeless people, manufactured housing residents, and advocates from across New York. We represent New Yorkers from every part of the state: Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, the mid-Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley and Western New York.

The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance is fiscally sponsored by VOCAL-NY, which is a 501c3 nonprofit, EIN: 13-4094385. All gifts are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Take Action

Tell the NYS Legislature to Pass Good Cause Eviction & the Housing Access Voucher Program

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