Landlords use harassment and neglected repairs as tactics to force tenants our of their homes. In fact, 1.2 million New Yorkers live in “deficient housing,” with three or more open code violations present and unaddressed at any given time. However, the process to seek resolution is complicated and imbalanced — 90% of tenants in Housing Court don’t have legal representation, while 90% of landlords do.
JustFix.nyc is a New York City based nonprofit that provides crucial new resources for tenants, community advocates, and legal service organizations.
Their technology enables unrepresented tenants to take action on issues of apartment disrepair and landlord harassment as well as connect with community-based organizing and advocacy efforts.