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
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.
Updated 4/20/2020 CARES Act Stimulus – IRS FAQ on Stimulus Who will receive Stimulus and how much will they receive: Single tax filer with adjusted gross income below $75,000, and married couples filing jointly with adjusted gross income below $150,000
Our connections are essential for our resilience. Even as we continue this work from home, our networks have never been more important than they are today.
Community organizations are pushing the Department of Education to develop a $6 million pilot program that would create classrooms citywide to cater to the needs of older, newcomer immigrant students
"We're no longer talking about a developer's fantasy world," said Paula Segal, a senior staff attorney with TakeRoot Justice.
We are a team of attorneys and advocates working with organizers and base building groups across New York City to help tenants fight harassment, obtain repairs, and stand up to the gentrification and displacement pressures plaguing the city.