Housing Committee

 

When it comes to housing, VID has long championed the fight to preserve and to build new affordable housing.  

We have formed an Housing Committee whose goal is to protect rent-stabilized and rent-controlled tenants. Among their accomplishments: Bedford tenants win ‘class-action’ status in rent-reg fight

Are you interested in joining the Housing Committee?  Do you have a question?  Send your message HERE.

Additionally VID conducts a Housing Clinic every Wednesday evening at 6:00 PM. This year the Tenants Clinic has switched to online and telephone sessions.

Covid-19 has exacerbated the confusion and uncertainty of tenants with eviction, repairs, leases, and other housing issues.  To make their lives easier, the volunteer attorneys are now providing their services online and by telephone.  The Clinic’s attorneys can educate tenants on their rights, resources that are available to them, and navigating the court system.  The Clinic doesn’t provide legal representation, but it can help tenants determine if they should engage an attorney.  Sessions generally run for 15 minutes per client.  For information or to set up an appointment, it’s best to email tenantsclinic@villagedemocrats.org.  Or leave a message at 212-741-2994.

To read more about VID’s Housing Agenda click on the topics below:

Affordable Housing

Tenants Rights

Housing Resolutions