In June 2019, the New York State legislature passed a package of laws that dramatically strengthened tenant protections for the first time in decades. Grassroots organizing by the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance overcame the entrenched power of landlords and developers who had long held sway in Albany. In Defending Home, Building Power, tenants and organizers tell the story of the work on the ground that made their victory possible.
Here are examples of work being done by NFF grantees, work by allies in the field, and media coverage of related issues. Check back often for updates.