Summary On September 29, 2021, TakeRoot and Rise released An Unavoidable System: The Harms of Family Policing and Parents’ Vision for Investing in Community Care. The report was co-authored by parent leaders at Rise with the support of TakeRoot and
Unfortunately, my story is not unique and the abuse continues. A recent report by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project and TakeRoot Justice, “It’s Still War in Here,” documents the abusive conditions in New York state prisons.
Summary On June 30, 2021, TakeRoot and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project released It’s Still War in Here: A Statewide Report on the Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex (TGNCI) Experience in New York Prisons and the Fight for Trans Liberation, Self-Determination and
Summary On December 8, 2020, TakeRoot and African Communities Together (ACT) released Licensing a Legacy: African Hair Braiders’ Vision for Reforming Professional Licensure in New York City. Hair braiding is a profession largely by and for Black women. It represents an
The research shows that laws designed to protect voucher-holders from discrimination are failing.
Summary On September 14, 2020, TakeRoot and VOCAL-NY released “Vouchers to Nowhere: How Source of Income Discrimination Happens and the Policies That Can Fix It.” Source of income discrimination is the illegal practice by landlords, building owners and real estate
Tenants at Linden Plaza, with the support of Legal Services Corporation A and the Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, have now filed a class-action federal lawsuit against the owner as well as the federal and city agencies.
Right to counsel stops evictions, but it also creates space to organize and build tenant power to win bigger and bolder demands.
Access to legal counsel at NYC Housing Court reduces evictions for those most vulnerable: report.
Based on the findings from 697 surveys conducted between July 2005 and February 2006 with immigrant and LEP tenants, this report shows that immigrant and LEP New Yorkers are living in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions, and yet overwhelmingly do