From Stoop to Storefront: The Fight for Housing Justice in New York City
CUNY Law Review hosted its fall premier event From Stoop to Storefront: The Fight for Housing Justice in New York City on November 10, 2015 at CUNY School of Law.
This event featured panelists (from left to right): Andrea McArdle, Moderator and CUNY Law Professor; Victor Bach, Community Service Society of New York; Hyun-Jung Kim, Community Action for Safe Apts. (CASA); and Greg Jost, Longtime Housing Advocate in the Bronx.
CUNY Law Review hosted this event because the demand for affordable, decent housing is at the heart of economic and racial justice in New York City.
CUNY Law Review constructed this event to reflect on the historic roots of the housing crisis, highlight strategies by which tenants are organizing against soaring rents, harassment, and creeping gentrification, and to discuss the role that the legal community can play in supporting New York’s housing rights movement.
The panel was followed by three breakout-style workshop sessions.
Housing Court 101 and Tenant’s Rights was facilitated by Hyun-Jung Kim and Jean Stevens, CAMBA Legal Services.
Administrative Law as Informal Advocacy to Increase Access to Housing was facilitated by Doug Seidman of The Legal Aid Society.
Organizing Against Displacement: Tenant-Led Campaigns for Justice was facilitated by Greg Jost; James Rodriguez, Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES); and Tania Mattos, Queens Neighborhoods United.
CUNY Law Review thanks all of the speakers and participants for coming out to discuss these important topics and take concrete steps toward addressing housing injustice in New York City.