The November 18, 2020 End Warehousing rally and banner drops told New York that vacant affordable apartments should be homes for those who need them! Demonstrators at a recent Williamsburg rally called on landlords to stop keeping apartments vacant for years in order to bypass rent regulations. One advocate decried the practice — known as “warehousing” — as especially cruel at a time of record vacancy rates during which more and more New Yorkers are becoming homeless. “I find it inhumane that we are denying housing to these people,” said Yadira Dúmet, an organizer with the local community development non-profit St. Nicks Alliance, at a protest on Hooper Street on Nov. 18. The End Warehousing Coalition, which includes St. Nicks Alliance and several other advocacy organizations, hung banners and demonstrated outside of two apartment blocks at 293 and 301 Hooper St., near Broadway, where residents say the landlord has kept 11 units vacant for years. https://www.brooklynpaper.com/housin
Rally with us this WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 2020 at 3 PM at 301 Hooper Street , Brooklyn ( or join a satellite rally at 4 PM at 50 W. 97th Street, Manhattan). Why? See the article below. On Redistributing Vacant Housing October 23, 2020 Posted by Jenny Akchin , Lynn Lewis https://jewishcurrents.org/on-redistributing-vacant-housing/ Rather than let millions of housing units lie dormant so owners can profit, we must reassess the purpose of vacant property in terms of the common good. Click here to read the full article.