Salt City Tenants & Community Activists to NY legislators: Good Cause Protections Now!

The Syracuse Tenants Organizing for Power! (STOP!) Coalition and community organizations will host a town hall meeting with State Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter to discuss Syracuse housing conditions, tenant protections, code enforcement, and the need for statewide Good Cause Eviction Protections that affirm the right to renew leases, prevent retaliatory evictions, and improve housing conditions. Tenants and other community members will be on hand to speak to the eviction crisis, high utility costs, lead poisoning, and other serious housing concerns. 

Syracuse tenants, tenant leader Anthony Bibbs, NYS Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter, Common Council members, Service Employees International Union 1199, Families for Lead Freedom Now, Palmer Harvey, founder – Syracuse Tenants Union, STOP! Coalition

Thursday, May 5, 2022, 6:30 p.m.
Salt City Market Community Room,
484 South Salina St, Syracuse, NY 13202 

With a third of Syracuse residents, including 44% of the city’s children, living below the poverty line and a continuing pandemic, Syracuse also faces a housing crisis.  Residents in its most impacted neighborhoods are facing eviction as landlords respond to code violations, including lead poisoning, and other tenant complaints with eviction threats and proceedings. With more than half of all Syracuse households living in rental units, the evictions crisis, and the poor housing conditions behind it define the city. Assemblywoman Pamela Hunter and State Senator Julia Salazar have introduced bills prohibiting eviction without good cause (A.5573/S.3082) that will address these concerns.