“If we don’t get this bill, it will allow landlords to do what they like in terms of moving people out,” Leroy Johnson, chair of the Flatbush chapter of New York Communities for Change, tells a rally in Brooklyn on the sunny, chilly morning of December 9.

The bill he’s talking about would outlaw evicting tenants without a specific “good cause.” It’s at the top of tenant groups’ agenda in Albany for the 2022 session, made more urgent by the impending expiration of the state’s moratorium on evictions on Jan. 15. And state Senator Kevin Parker, whose district office one block east of Nostrand Avenue is the site of the rally, has withdrawn his cosponsorship.

Good-Cause Eviction Tops Tenants’ 2022 Agenda


Housing New York NY politics Members of New York City Communities for Change rally outside the office of state Sen. Kevin Parker (D-Flatbush) on Dec. 9. They called on him to support Good Cause Eviction. Photo: Amba Guerguerian“If […]


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