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This year, Make the Road NY has once again released a set of policies for the Adams administration and City Council to prioritize to ensure the safety and well-being of immigrant and working-class communities across New York City.
As New York City recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, it will be essential for city leadership to truly center community safety by investing in safe, affordable housing for those New Yorkers most in need, stabilize the incomes of our workers earning low wages by protecting them from arbitrary firings, invest in our communities, and more.
In this report, we present data from a survey of household cleaners in NYC and Westchester conducted between March 2021 and June 2021. As part of the Safe and Just Cleaners research project, we explored our study participants’ rates of Covid-19 cases, the economic and social impact of the pandemic and longitudinal changes in mental and physical health outcomes.
With this data, it’s clear our state leadership must pass and implement the Coverage for All legislation, establish a permanent unemployment program for excluded workers, and replenish the Excluded Workers Fund.
The communities we represent and serve have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and our 2022-23 state policy platform centers on smart solutions to mitigate the coronavirus’s impact while working to address underlying inequalities and improve the lives of immigrant, Black, and brown families across New York State.
In our 2022-23 state policy platform, we offer concrete policies that, if passed and enacted, would help ensure that all New Yorkers are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
Make the Road New York is building a permanent home in Queens, NY. This 3-story, 24,000 sq foot landmark community center will more than double our space for frontline services.
It will be a place of safety and strength that says: We are Here to Stay. Our new home will stand as a statewide beacon of hope and power for current and future generations.
Construction is currently underway and we will open our doors in 2022!
Across New York State, renters are getting hit with 50%, 75% or even 100% rent increases as the real estate industry surges back fromTake Action!
Over the last decade homelessness has skyrocketed while the real estate industry gets richer and richer. 50% of our state’s renters can’t affordTake Action!
From immigrant and working-class communities across New York City, Long Island and Westchester
Put back into the pockets of families each year
By our legal, health, and education services this year.
Yesterday, along with more than a thousand tenants from across New York State, we descended on Albany to demand the passage of Good Cause Eviction legislation. Together, we marched to the Senate and Assembly chambers, where both of us joined allied housing justice leaders in blocking the doors of both chambers demanding New York elected…
We are reeling at the horrific news of the senseless murder of ten people at the hands of a white supremacist. He targeted a predominantly Black neighborhood supermarket in Buffalo, here in our home state of New York. Our hearts ache with the families and loved ones of those murdered. We are enraged at the…
For the last 14 years, a rented, one-story former Blockbuster video store on Roosevelt Avenue (top right) has been the site of our community center in Jackson Heights, Queens. While we’ve served thousands of members and clients each year, it’s required creativity, renting additional spaces, and limiting our growth. By the end of the year,…
Tenants and advocates from New York City headed out to Albany to rally for tenants’ rights. The group will rally for greater protections for tenants who are facing rent hikes and evictions. Many of those who left New York City is with the group Make the Road New York. “Right now, a landlord could evict…
Bianey Garcia – Trans Immigrant Project Lead, Make the Road New York Bianey Garcia’s past experiences as an undocumented immigrant and sex worker have fueled her activism at Make the Road New York, where she leads the organization’s Trans Immigrant Project. She has become a go-to activist in Queens fighting for transgender people, Latinas and…
Hundreds of labor rights advocates swarmed into Washington Square Park for International Workers Day Sunday, chanting and lugging signs as they called for protections and a pathway to citizenship for immigrant workers.
Make the Road New York, the state’s largest organization representing immigrants and working New Yorkers, is releasing a new New York City policy and budget agenda on Wednesday as it hopes to influence the ongoing city budget process.
As the largest community-based membership organization representing immigrants and working-class people of color in New York State, Make the Road New York (MRNY) is uniquely positioned to identify and address pressing community needs. In New York City, where the largest concentration of our 25,000 members reside, we operate community centers in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten…
Make the Road New York are also urging the state to expand universal childcare and provide $3 billion in aid to be added to the Excluded Workers fund, as well as meaningful protections such as excluded no more–permanent protections for undocumented workers, self-employed New Yorkers and cash earners—health coverage for all, street vendor legalization, and…