FAQ for Immigrant-Owned Worker Cooperatives on Federal Funding Options (Various): General guidance for immigrant worker owners applying for federal funding programs Resources for Worker Cooperatives (New York City Network of Worker Cooperatives): Compilation of resources with a framing toward supporting
NYC Commercial Lease Assistance Program (TakeRoot, VOLS & Brooklyn Legal Services Corp A): City-funded program providing free legal services for small businesses Small Business Legal Relief Alliance (Various): Coalition of legal service organizations and law firms providing free telephonic consultations
Setting up a Disaster Relief Fund for Individuals Impacted by COVID-19 (IRS): Resources from the IRS around how to set up a mutual aid fund through a nonprofit corporation, including webinars Resources for New York Nonprofits (Lawyers Alliance New York): Compilation of resources
The City has the legal authority to suspend rents for commercial tenants impacted by the pandemic and stabilize commercial rents in the long term. By Paula Z. Segal, Cheryl Walker and Catherine Humphreville May 15, 2020 Having reduced her restaurant to
New executive order from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo amending rules for commercial and residential evictions during the coronavirus pandemic could be particularly challenging for small businesses, according to senior staff attorney at TakeRoot Justice.
TakeRoot is committed to standing with our partners and their communities as they face the coronavirus pandemic. We have created resources for Organizations, Worker Coops and Small Businesses, for Workers, for Consumers, for Immigrants, and for NYCHA Residents & Organizers.
We have been back in court twice, once in February in person and once via a remote appearance that is the new process for housing emergencies in the time of COVID-19; each time, the judge has urged NYCHA to make
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.
Learn about Worker Protection Laws from this Fact Sheet from the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection. If you believe an employer is violating the law, learn about how to file a complaint from this New York State Explainer.