Housing Activists Protesting in Downtown Brooklyn Call for Rent Cancellation

A rally outside Brooklyn’s housing court on June 22. Photo by Paul Frangipane


    After the statewide ban on all evictions expired over the weekend and as housing court reopened Monday, hundreds of tenants and advocates gathered outside a Downtown Brooklyn courthouse calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to offer relief to renters.

    “Cuomo and de Blasio, they have the power to provide relief to the most vulnerable in New York but they have decided not to,” said Jake Gorr, a Bushwick-based organizer with the Full Time Tenant Union.

    To read the whole story by our sister pub Brooklyn Paper, click here.

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