ACLU: Housing in NYC

Mar 2021

Join the CLS chapter of the ACLU for a panel discussion on Housing & Tenants' Rights in NYC.

Tenants' rights in New York City are more important than ever with the increasing mismatch between the supply and demand for safe, affordable housing. Come learn about the strategies that local non-profit organizations and attorneys are using to advocate for stronger tenants' rights and the prevention of homelessness. The panel conversation will explore the following questions and more:

  • What is the current state of tenants' rights and housing policy in New York City?
  • What is being done to advocate for tenants and mitigate the pressures created by the lack of affordable housing?
  • How have strategies changed due to the urgent public health crises created by COVID-19?

Please join us on March 8, from 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm, to hear from our three panelists:

  1. Kenneth Schaeffer: Staff Attorney—Legal Aid Society, Civil Practice
  2. Leah Goodridge: Managing Attorney for Housing Policy—Mobilization for Justice
  3. Lisa Pearlstein: Director of Legal Clinic for the Homeless—City Bar Justice Center

Each of our panelists comes from New York City non-profit organizations that work to strengthen housing rights and promote economic justice. They will discuss the work that they do individually, as well as broader policy issues in housing law.

$15 Grubhub gift cards will be provided to up to 20 students.

Join Zoom Meeting here.
Meeting ID: 718 9172 1805
Passcode: 2XsCJC

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