The River: The Rent is Too Damn High in the Hudson Valley

June 27, 2019By Alex Panagiotopoulos

“If there’s one city where rampant development and housing reform have been on a collision course, it’s Kingston, a place that figures to be a testing ground for the efficacy of the new law. Rents are on the rise in Kingston, along with major capital investment in the form of new hotels and mixed-use development … Read More

The Nation: In the Heart of Real-Estate Power, a Housing Movement Nears Victory

June 17, 2019By Alex Panagiotopoulos

“By noon, loud chants filled the vaulted lobby outside Cuomo’s executive suite as roughly 100 tenants with the Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance pressed their government for new protections. “Whose housing crisis?” the crowd chanted. “Cuomo’s housing crisis!” “Fight, fight, fight! Housing is a human right!” the demonstrators yelled, as organizers with groups like Make the Road New … Read More

Daily Freeman: Visiting Ulster County, NYC public advocate presses for tenant protections

June 6, 2019By Alex Panagiotopoulos

“PORT EWEN, N.Y. — The nine tenant-protection bills under consideration by the state Legislature need to be adopted to make sure landlords take responsibility for their properties, advocates said Thursday. New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, along with members of the Kingston Tenants Union and Citizens Action, met Thursday morning with tenants of the Lakeshore … Read More

Hudson: Housing is a Human Right

June 1, 2019By Alex Panagiotopoulos

“Relief never comes to those who suffer in silence, but to those who empower themselves. This is a story about a woman – Juanita Velazquez-Amador – who found her voice and is helping others find theirs along the way.” Watch the video on Hudsy