New York has a housing crisis. This isn’t news. But freezing temperatures, the imminent expiration of the eviction moratorium this Saturday (January 15th), and unsafe housing conditions that end in tragic loss of life remind us that the stakes are incredibly high for our communities.
This year, our movement is fighting for tenant power over our homes and public investment in housing. This includes passage of Good Cause Eviction, which would give tenants the right to remain in their homes and prevent exorbitant rent hikes.
State leaders need to take action and provide permanent solutions including passing Good Cause. Ask state leadership to support the fight to #HouseNY.
Laura Martinez Reyes, a Make the Road New York member from White Plains, spoke at a Senate Hearing on Good Cause Eviction last week. She shared this:
We need permanent protections like Good Cause to prevent landlords from removing tenants without a court order, from unfairly increasing rent, and so that we have the power to demand safe conditions without fear of retaliation.
Thank you for supporting tenants and unhoused people across New York in this critical fight.
P.S. Learn more about Good Cause Eviction in this New York Times Opinion video.