affordable housing

Call To Action: Stop NYC From Kicking 600 Sandy Victims To The Curb

Petition: Families who were displaced by Sandy and are living in hotels need long-term affordable housing, not to be thrown out into the streets for the second time since the storm. Extend the April 30th deadline until all displaced families are placed into apartments that they can afford.

Surge In NYC Homelessness

New York City has seen a nearly 20% spike in homelessness over the past year. The city now deals with homeless numbers not seen since the Great Depression.

Occupy Sunset Park: Tenants Stage Rent Strike

For the past two years, residents of the heavily immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park in Brooklyn have refused to pay rent on their apartments in three buildings where the same landlord has refused to ensure safe living conditions. This

Shattered

Homeless/Poverty Awareness from artistic mafia on Vimeo. A beautifully done video from Musicians and Artists for Issue Awareness through a variety of artistic mediums bringing awareness to the important issue of homelessness and

89 Arrests During Occupy Tel Aviv Protest

Police arrested eighty-nine protesters after more than 6,500 people flooded Tel Aviv’s Habima Square Saturday night to protest the arrest of Daphni Leef, the leader of last summer’s mass protests against inequality and the high cost of housing in Israel...

New York City Homeless Population Soars To Record 43,000

DemocracyNow!: The Coalition for the Homeless reports the number of people living in New York City homeless shelters has reached an all-time high of 43,000. Critics attribute the spike in homelessness to the Bloomberg administration’s