Testimony Of Lucy Block Before New York State Homes and Community Renewal Regarding Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act Regulations

Testimony Of Lucy Block Before the New York State Senate Regarding Deed Fraud And Deed Theft

Testimony Before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Regarding Oversight “Housing Our Neighbors” plan

Testimony Before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Regarding Extending the Rent Stabilization Laws and New York City’s Housing Emergency

Testimony Before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Regarding Extending the Rent Stabilization Laws and New York City’s Housing Emergency

June 7, 2022
 

Thank you to Committee Chair Sanchez and members of the Housing and Buildings Committee for the opportunity to testify on New York City’s ongoing housing emergency and the need to maintain rent stabilization.

 

Testimony Before the New York City Council Housing and Buildings Committee Regarding Priorities for the New York City Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Budget

ANHD Testimony for September 7 2021 City Council Small Business Hearing

Commercial tenants do not currently have any rent protections beyond what is included in their lease. This means that small businesses are often hit with rent increases they can’t afford, which effectively function as evictions to make way for higher-paying tenants or lead to commercial vacancies.

Testimony Of Lucy Block Before The New York City Council Regarding Multiple Bills: The Expansion Of The Certificate Of No Harassment Program (T2021-7888), The Affordable Housing Lottery (Int 1817), And A Mandatory Registration System For Short-Term Rental

Thank you for holding the September 13 hearing on multiple important pieces of legislation. My name is Lucy Block and I’m a Research and Policy Associate at the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD). ANHD is a member organization whose mission is to build community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. We believe housing justice is economic justice is racial justice. Our members are neighborhood-based affordable housing and equitable economic development organizations across New York City.

Testimony Of Lucy Block To The New York Advisory Committee To The U.S. Commission On Civil Rights Regarding Racial Inequities In Evictions

When I first made a rudimentary map of eviction filings by zip code, I was struck by the similarity to maps I made in the early months of the COVID-19 crisis showing concentrations of cases and deaths – which are also the areas that are more densely populated by people of color.

Testimony Before the New York State Assembly Committees on Housing, Social Services, and Ways and Means Regarding the New York State COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

We’re testifying on behalf of our member organizations who have been working tirelessly on the ground to apply for rent relief. Our members are the community-based organizations who are tasked with assisting the most marginalized tenants in accessing relief – those who do not have internet access or devices, who are not comfortable or experienced with filling out complex forms and uploading documentation online, who fear applying due to their immigration status, or who need assistance because the application and resources are not available in their primary language.

TESTIMONY OF ELIOT HETTERLY, ANHD BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY RENT GUIDELINES BOARD

Even prior to the pandemic, New York City was in a housing emergency. Decades of rent law loopholes that favored landlords, profit-driven speculation leading to the displacement of tenants, and annual rent increases have all played a major role in our City’s affordability crisis.