Good Cause eviction protections are at stake–and this is our final chance to push it forward. In the final stages of budget negotiations in Albany, the real estate lobby has ramped up their opposition to tenant protections–and this year, they have stoked the fears of Chinese small landlords who are mobilizing against Good Cause.
Chinatown tenants have a message: This is OUR city. Small landlords do not speak for us. Tomorrow on Wednesday April 19 at 11:00am ET, CAAAV tenant leaders and members will rally for Good Cause outside of Manhattan Housing Court – Downtown (111 Centre Street, New York, NY, 10013). Will you join us?
In Chinatown and across the city, tenants have been facing skyrocketing rents and displacement under Eric Adams and Kathy Hochul. Small landlords are throwing tenants under the bus, blaming them for missed mortgage payments to banks. But under this predatory financial system, we have shared enemies: banks, real estate developers, and corporate landlords. In other words, we have bigger fish to fry.
In a housing system stacked against renters, Good Cause would protect tenants from exorbitant rent increases and unjust evictions. Join us this Wednesday at 11am, and amplify: We need Good Cause now.
CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities