Fire Greg Russ and keep public housing public!

The Rojas campaign demands the immediate removal of Greg Russ, the Chair of NYCHA, who is known by housing activists all over the country as the Czar of Privatization. Cathy Rojas, the candidate for mayor with the Party for Socialism and Liberation says, “Russ is pushing forward privatization proposals that would put hundreds of thousands …

HONDA – A strong first step to turn vacant buildings into homes

HONDA converts failing hotels, businesses to permanently house homeless; More types of vacant and underused properties should be repurposed into homes NEW YORK — In August, as a hard-won result of people’s organizing, the NY State Legislature passed HONDA (Housing Our Neighbors with Dignity Act), which converts vacant and failing hotels and office buildings into …

Displaced Jackson Heights residents deserve dignified housing after devastating fire!

After a devastating fire on April 14th destroyed the homes of more than 140 predominantly Hispanic households- of a rent stabilized apartment building in Jackson Heights- the displaced tenants are now suing the property owners Kedex Properties and the city of New York. It has been 5 months since the disaster and the property owners …

High Covid deaths in NYCHA housing due to negligence

Recent numbers have shown that NYCHA residents with COVID-19 died at nearly double the amount of the wider New York City population. The number of overall COVID-19 cases was on par with the rest of the city, showing that NYCHA residents are at a disproportionate risk of dying of COVID-19. Cathy Rojas, the socialist candidate …

Rent Relief Rollout Showcases City’s Inadequate Response!

The rent relief program in New York, a long overdue measure to ease the economic fallout from COVID, has had a slow and confusing roll out which has left many low-income New Yorkers in the lurch. The program promises to pay up to a year’s worth of unpaid rent as well as utilities bills for …