Press Conference & Rally: Repairs, Reparations & Respect Now!
Please join us for a press conference and rally that is happening on:
Saturday September 26th at 4p at the red steps in Times Square.
The press conference is spear-headed by tenants who live in NYCHA developments across the city – including Queensbridge and Ravenswood Houses in Queens, South Beach Houses in Staten Island, and Jefferson Houses and Holmes-Isaac Towers in Manhattan – who are fed up with the neglect by NYCHA and elected officials, and the resulting unsafe and uninhabitable living conditions that threaten their health and well-being.
Multiple tenants will be announcing that they will be or are already withholding their rent, and that they will continue to do so until the following demands are met:
- Immediately allocate public funding to address repair needs in apts and buildings.
- Put longer-term funding solutions in place to ensure NYCHA and public housing is truly preserved and publicly-funded indefinitely.
- Financially compensate residents for the pain and suffering incurred by unsafe and unhealthy housing and the toll it has taken on our physical and mental health.
- Pursue avenues through which residents can assume collective control over their developments, such as resident management corporations.
We hope to see you there!Posted on: September 15, 2020