TakeRoot Justice is proud to be a founding organization of Supportive Housing Organized and United Tenants (SHOUT), the city’s first ever tenant union of supportive housing tenants and applicants. The creation and impact of the coalition – just this year!
Aby is an Advocacy Coordinator/Paralegal in the Housing Rights practice area. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Scripps College where she majored in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Chicanx/Latinx Studies. She was born and raised in Chicago and is
Claribel Morales is a staff attorney in the Housing Justice practice area. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Claribel earned her degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 and Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2014 from John Jay College of
Fred is a staff attorney on the Housing Rights team. He graduated from CUNY Law School in 2021. During law school, Fred interned at the Family Defense Practice of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem, the Housing Rights Project at
Jenny is a staff attorney in the Housing Rights unit. Before joining TakeRoot Justice, Jenny worked at Picture the Homeless, where she provided research and policy expertise in support of homeless-led housing campaigns. J.D., CUNY School of Law (2020), M.S.,
Ashley Viruet is a staff attorney in the Housing Rights practice area. Prior to joining TakeRoot Justice, she worked as a Housing Attorney at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House representing low-income New Yorkers facing eviction in Manhattan Housing Court. She is
"This is about more than a space heater," Pilar DeJesus, an advocacy coordinator with TakeRoot Justice said. "We need to get to the root of the problems."