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
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
In 2005, the Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY) and the Restaurant Industry Coalition published Behind the Kitchen Door: Pervasive Inequality in New York City’s Thriving Restaurant Industry. This report showed that the restaurant industry is one of the
But it is changing dramatically—over the past 10 years, Chinatown has experienced a flood of new development and construction, which has greatly accelerated in the wake of 9/11 and has been facilitated by pro-real estate City policies under Mayor Bloomberg.