At TakeRoot Justice, we understand that massive progressive changes happen from the ground up when groups come together to share their strengths and expertise. During this season of solidarity, we’re sharing how advocacy, organizing and research go hand in hand.
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
But it is changing dramatically—over the past 10 years, Chinatown has experienced a flood of new development and construction, which has greatly accelerated in the wake of 9/11 and has been facilitated by pro-real estate City policies under Mayor Bloomberg.
New York City’s restaurants are vital to our economy. But there is a growing problem that is threatening to undermine the vitality of the industry: restaurant owners that maintain bad dining and working conditions, thereby putting the public’s health at
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The Scattered Site program is catching low-income families in a merciless revolving door. Rather than developing strategies to address the real problems causing homelessness- among them the lack of economic opportunity and affordable housing, the City has spent inordinate amounts