Who’s trying to evict tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic?
These landlords have sued the most tenants for eviction during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, from March 2020 to September 2021. This never-before-seen data from NYC Housing Court highlights who stands to benefit the most if and when evictions move forward. We are here to fight with you. When you fight, we all win.
Where are they trying to evict tenants during the pandemic?
NYC’s worst evictors sued their tenants for eviction across all five boroughs during the pandemic. We mapped how these pending evictions relate to COVID-19 case rates, race, income and other factors inextricable from the eviction crisis.View Map of Evictions
We are here to fight with you. When you fight, we all win.
We want to bring transparency to evictions, the landlords who benefit, and what you can do to fight back.
What you can do to fight back:
Fight your eviction!
Are you being evicted? Learn more about how Right To Counsel (RTC) works and call 718-557-1379 to be connected directly with an attorney. Having a lawyer helps fight evictions. RTC has proven powerful. In the last 4 years, 84% of tenants who had a lawyer stayed in their home. Here are the facts about the impact of RTC. Find out more on our website, righttocounselnyc.org.
Spread the word!
Make sure all of your neighbors know about the Right to Counsel so they don’t move out. Every time your neighbor moves out, your landlord gains power. You can find fliers and fact sheets about RTC here.
Organize a tenants’ association!
Contact a tenant organizing group near you. Organizing can block evictions that lawyers can’t and it can also win other demands you and your neighbors might have. Check out this list of organizing groups across NY State in English and Spanish and find more info on our website.
Research your landlord!
To find out more about your landlord and your building, go to whoownswhat.justfix.org.
Join the Movement!
All evictions are violent and unjust. We need better solutions to deal with the housing crisis. The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition uses direct action and mobilization to fight evictions and is fighting for stronger and better laws to protect tenants. Learn more about all of our work on our website at righttocounselnyc.org and email us to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org.