Tenants united in Albany: Housing is a Human Right!

JANUARY 23, 2020 | BY CAMERON ORR ALBANY — On Thursday, January 9th, tenants across New York State united in Albany to demand the right to housing. This was the first statewide action taken by members of the Housing Justice for All coalition since the launch of the campaign for a #NYHomesGuarantee.  Tenant activists rode…

New York’s public and private housing tenants join forces

October 24, 2019 | 10:51 AM CST  BY | CAMERON ORR Cold rain and classic Manhattan sewer water puddles couldn’t stop more than 300 tenants from attending a statewide coalition meeting last Wednesday. Gathered in the auditorium of the Washington Irving High School, activists and leaders of organizations united by the Housing Justice For All began by belting out…

Costs of War and Militarism

Lindsay Koshgarian; National Priorities Project, Institute for Policy Studies Statement for New York, NY. February 12, 2018 U.S. cities and states are heavily reliant on federal funds. The average state government receives approximately 30 percent of its revenues from the federal government. In 2015, New York City received $6.3 billion in federal funds. [1] The…

#Cuomoville, paid for by developers

The real-estate led development of New York City has brought new people into the city, while displacing others, and boosted demand for services, while those providing them struggle to get by on minimum wages, tips, and docked hours. The one-sided focus has failed to take care of problems of overcrowding, and an antiquated subway system is crumbling under the weight of neglect, punishing commuters.