Summary On December 8, 2020, TakeRoot and African Communities Together (ACT) released Licensing a Legacy: African Hair Braiders’ Vision for Reforming Professional Licensure in New York City. Hair braiding is a profession largely by and for Black women. It represents an
Summary On September 14, 2020, TakeRoot and VOCAL-NY released “Vouchers to Nowhere: How Source of Income Discrimination Happens and the Policies That Can Fix It.” Source of income discrimination is the illegal practice by landlords, building owners and real estate
Based on the findings from 697 surveys conducted between July 2005 and February 2006 with immigrant and LEP tenants, this report shows that immigrant and LEP New Yorkers are living in unhealthy and unsafe living conditions, and yet overwhelmingly do
New York City’s restaurants are vital to our economy. But there is a growing problem that is threatening to undermine the vitality of the industry: restaurant owners that maintain bad dining and working conditions, thereby putting the public’s health at
The Scattered Site program is catching low-income families in a merciless revolving door. Rather than developing strategies to address the real problems causing homelessness- among them the lack of economic opportunity and affordable housing, the City has spent inordinate amounts
In the summer of 2003, youth organizers from CAAAV’s Chinatown Justice Project created the Tenant Complaint Hotline Survey to document the housing conditions in Chinatown and to evaluate the language services provided by the Department of Housing Preservation and Development
This report highlights that restaurant workers that were experiencing labor violations such as not receiving minimum wage, not being paid for overtime work, or facing discrimination, were more likely to be working in workplaces that violated health and safety regulations.
With high operating costs, and fluctuating take-home-pay, drivers are reporting an inability to meet their daily living expenses. The results of the survey illustrate that drivers are experiencing severe economic hardship.
A decent place to live and affordable housing is a basic right of every New Yorker. Unlike most of the nation, which has a homeownership rate of roughly 66%, New York City is a city of renters, where the
In the wake of the events of September 11th, New York City’s economy generally, and low-income communities in particular, continue to feel the economic “ripple effect” of the attacks on the World Trade Center. The city’s shelter census has reached