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

June 17, 2019By Alex PanagiotopoulosPress

“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 PanagiotopoulosPress

“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 PanagiotopoulosPress

“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