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Nov. 18, 2020 Rally and Banner Drops a Success!

  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.
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Don't let affordable housing lie empty for profit.

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 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. 

Nov. 18 rally - and tweet about it!

  Please follow the End Warehousing campaign on twitter at @nywarehousing and virtually support our *first* action on Wednesday calling on state and local electeds to #EndWarehousing !! Then join us: Wed., Nov. 18, 2020 at 3 PM at 301 Hooper Street in Brooklyn. Or join a satellite rally at 4 PM at 50 West 97th Street in Manhattan. 2 Andrea Shapiro and 1 other

Nov. 18 Rally to End Warehousing!

 New York Times      With Vacation Rentals Empty, European Cities See a Chance to Reclaim Housing EXCERPT: In Lisbon, the Portuguese capital, the city government is becoming a landlord itself by renting empty apartments and subletting them as subsidized housing. In Barcelona, Spain, the housing department is threatening to  take possession of empty properties  and do the same.

CityLimits Op Ed: Time to Stop Warehousing

NY Must Act to Stop ‘Warehousing’ of Vacant Affordable Apartments While New York City is experiencing a severe shortage of affordable housing and increase in homelessness both before and amidst the pandemic, landlords are holding thousands of affordable units off the market.’ Oct. 15, 2020 Read the article here.