The research shows that laws designed to protect voucher-holders from discrimination are failing.
Lawsuit filed by TakeRoot on behalf of Chhaya CDC, Minkwon Center for Community Action and the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce argues that a full environmental review, with community input, was omitted and is necessary before City Council vote.
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
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.
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.