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Preserving Affordable Housing Program uses legal and advocacy strategies to preserve and protect affordable housing, prevent evictions, combat tenant harassment and discrimination, and ensure that working families, individuals, older adults and others live in stable environments and within their financial means.

Our Goals

  • To promote and preserve affordable housing.
  • Improve housing conditions.
  • Prevent harassment and displacement in NYC’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods.

Legal Advocacy

  • Fair Housing
  • Universal Access

Legal Work

  • Eviction defense cases, especially cases involving public and subsidized housing residents.
  • Preserving housing subsidies.
  • Safe housing – repair and habitability as well as fair housing issues.
  • Advocating for victims of abuse to protect housing options — which could mean relocation for safety reasons or preservation of existing housing when abuse puts them under threat of eviction.
  • Providing education and outreach on fair housing rights

Community Partnerships

  • Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
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