Over the past few weeks, we’ve welcomed hundreds of people into our housing justice work with community events in Middletown, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie and New Paltz. Now, a few greedy landlords and Airbnb owners are taking notice and doing everything they can to stop our progress.
Last week, a millionaire Airbnb owner burst into our Pougkeepsie office and tried to intimidate us into backing down on our Homes Are Not Hotels legislation. And in Newburgh, a slumlord who calls tenants “animals” is suing to overturn the city’s Good Cause Eviction law.
We know that our movement of everyday people is stronger than the greedy few. Keep reading for ways you can join us in building the people power we need to transform New York! 💪
Hundreds of people came out to our housing justice community events this summer—and summer’s not over yet! Our Kingston Block Party is this Saturday, September 17 from 3-6pm. We’d love to see you there!
We also had a packed house at a tenants’ Know Your Rights event in Kingston. Dozens of buildings in Kingston are now protected by rent stabilization after the city opted into the Emergency Tenant Protection Act (ETPA). Learn more about the ETPA here.
For the Many is excited to welcome two more staff members to our team! Aaron Narraph Fernando is our new Communications Lead and Emma Kang-Rosenthal is our new Student Organizer. Read more about Aaron and Emma on our staff bio page here.
Our members are the backbone of our movement, and our monthly community meetings play an important role to bring in new members, develop our member leaders, and prepare for the fights to come. Coming to a community meeting, whether in-person or virtually, is the best way to get more directly involved in our work.
Our Housing For the Many campaigns will be heating up over the next few months as we begin to introduce legislation in local city councils. No matter where you live or how much time you have, there’s a way for you to play a meaningful role in these fights. More soon!