The Cooper Square Committee hosted a rally with TakeRoot Justice, tenants, elected officials, and other community advocates held a rally pleading for Faith Popcorn stop stalling and engage in meaningful negotiations.
Pilar DeJesus was among the activists to gather in Cooper Square Wednesday and protest new rent hikes. DeJesus, who works as the senior advocacy coordinator at TakeRoot Justice, said her clients cannot afford a rent increase.
"We’re trying to show the judge that there’s been a pattern,” said Jason Torres, who is currently represented by the nonprofit legal group TakeRoot Justice. “I just don’t know what to do anymore. This has turned into a fight of
Stephanie Storke of TakeRoot Justice, Catalán’s attorney, said that participating in court via an interpreter is often cumbersome even for in-person settings, but that virtual hearings can make it worse.
As the situation with COVID-19 evolves, we at TakeRoot Justice are further adapting to continue helping marginalized New Yorkers all over the city since our last update. As our usual caseloads keep going, we’re also piloting new programs to help partners
TakeRoot Justice has sued the authority, alleging the elevators and other persistent problems violate residents’ rights to live in safe, healthy conditions. A judge has ordered NYCHA to improve conditions, but the coronavirus has given renewed urgency to making fixes.
Abogados de la firma Take Root Justice y funcionarios electos resaltaron que esta lucha de los inquilinos puede ser una larga batalla.
Tenants who helped derail development at two aging Yorkville public housing complexes are suing to demand decent living conditions.