This has been another exciting and productive year for the Research and Policy Initiative at the Community Development Project. This year, we released various publications in partnership with community groups and are currently providing support for multiple emerging research projects. We have expanded our Research for Organizing Toolkit and have deepened our commitment to building power in traditionally excluded communities.
As a result of our research support, our community partners have been able to further their campaigns for social and economic justice. Examples include passage of the historic Right to Counsel legislation, guaranteeing legal representation for low-income tenants in housing court and the Stand for Tenant Safety legislative package, providing protection for tenants from landlords using construction as a form of harassment. Particularly in this challenging political moment, CDP’s research has allowed our partner groups to build up their organizational capacities and magnify their calls for justice in New York City and beyond.
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