Equitable Neighborhoods

The people who live and work in New York City must have a voice in the future of their neighborhoods.

The TakeRoot Justice Equitable Neighborhoods practice works with grassroots groups, neighborhood organizations and community coalitions to make sure that people of color, immigrants and low-income residents are not ignored or pushed out in the name of “progress.”

We partner with residents in historically under-resourced areas to fight for stable, affordable housing, community spaces, jobs to make a good living and other opportunities that allow people to thrive.

TakeRoot Justice is one of the only legal services organizations in New York City that provides free legal representation in land-use cases, which are increasingly important in the fight against displacement.

We support our partners with a variety of legal strategies, including litigation, legislative and administrative advocacy, trainings, and strategy development.

Interested in working with us? Download the TakeRoot Justice EN Intake form, fill it in and return by email or regular mail.

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Our Equitable Neighborhoods Partners

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Protecting Wetlands in Staten Island

Administrative Advocacy As counsel to the Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests, TakeRoot submitted comments requesting that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation hold a public hearing on and ultimately deny an application to disrupt a wetland that