A common practice with public programs is to limit access only to those who need It in an effort to prevent abuse of the program by those who don’t need its services. This was the case with the stimulus checks during the Coronavirus pandemic, which have only been offered to those under a certain income… Continue reading Why We Oppose Means Testing
By: Anish Advani In 2017, Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed into law legislation 214-b, which committed to provide legal representation to all tenants facing evictions in the City of New York. Even though it was a phased implementation, the city is well underway into the thick of this program. Prior to 2017, only one percent of… Continue reading Efficacy of right to counsel in New York City
Moving into week 2 now, we are going to be gathering signatures again this Saturday to get Right to Counsel on the ballot in November! We’ll be starting from Confluence Park on the East side of the river, and we’ll have a folding table and sign set up so you can find us easily. There… Continue reading Week 2 megacanvass at Confluence Park
By: Swati Vempati From the Harvard Kennedy School, An excellent review of recent articles showing the effects of eviction on physical and mental health, in addition to financial health. Even the threat of eviction (which landlords will enact serially to avoid the expensive eviction process) can exacerbate conditions like hypertension and alcoholism. In addition, babies… Continue reading Eviction: The physical, financial and mental health consequences of losing your home
By: Carson Bryant A recent article from the Journal of Urban Health highlights the connection between eviction and health inequity, paying particular attention to the ways in which evictions amplify the risk of COVID-19 infection and spread. As the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare many of the inequities that persist in our society, the authors… Continue reading Eviction, Health Inequity, and the Spread of COVID-19
By: Anish Advani Losing your home is arguably one of the most distressing, soul-crushing human experiences. It negatively affects every aspect of one’s life – physical and mental health, relationships, marriages, business ownership, and employment. The temporary setbacks are extreme, but none more so than the crippling anxiety, burnout, and depression that come with losing your… Continue reading Evictions – the cause, and consequence, of poverty
We are gearing up for our signature gathering launch this Saturday, March 27th! If you’re interested, please fill out the form here: bit.ly/NEWRcanvass. We will be meeting up in Cheesman Park South at 10 am for a quick training, then heading out to our first canvassing areas around town. We’re SO excited to be finally… Continue reading Campaign kickoff!