Cancel Rent protest in NYC, August 2020

On Monday, June 28, 2021, housing organizers, advocates, legal service providers, elected officials, and key stakeholders, along with JustFix, sent a letter to Judge Lawrence K. Marks, Chief Administrative Judge of New York City Housing Court, denouncing the Court’s recent decision to block tenant HP Actions filed virtually through JustFix’s website (known as the HP Action Tool).

Up until March 2020, tenants facing bad conditions in their homes or harassment from their landlords filed HP Actions physically in Housing Court. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, JustFix collaborated with the New York City Housing Court to create the first…

Dear friends,

Since April 2020, more than 3,000 New York City residents have filed emergency lawsuits against their landlords through our Emergency HP Action (“EHPA”) Tool to stop landlord harassment and receive essential repairs.

At the beginning of the pandemic, the NYC Court system worked closely with JustFix to create a user-friendly tool for use by any New York City renter with an Internet connection. After suing their landlords through JustFix’s tool, many users also received access to free tenant attorneys.

In late May 2021, JustFix learned that the Court will reinstate several requirements to the HP filing process.

Dear Friends, Family, Partners, and Supporters,

Our organization understands that the struggle for housing justice is inseparable from the struggle for racial justice. Racist housing policies, like redlining, evictions, and urban renewal impact the same Black communities targeted by police violence. Our community members who face housing discrimination and who are forced to live in substandard conditions are also being stopped, questioned, and killed by racist police and hurt by a criminal justice system that centers profit and not people, and practices prejudice, not justice. …

JustFixNYC co-designs & builds tools for tenants, organizers, and legal advocates fighting displacement. #TenantPower #EvictionFreeNYC #WhoOwnsWhat

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