For over 50 years, the Met Council on Housing has been at the forefront of the housing justice movement. We fight for the rights of New York City tenants because we believe that every New Yorker deserves safe, decent, affordable housing. We work with elected officials, community groups and legal service providers in New York City and surrounding areas to hold developers and landlords accountable and to create more equitable housing policies.
Additionally, we assist, mobilize and educate tenants through our Tenant Help Hotline, our Walk-In Clinic and our community organizing. Landlords use misinformation as a weapon to harass tenants and further destabilize communities. On the hotline and in our clinic we are able to fight back by dispelling landlord lies and instructing tenants on how to safeguard their rights. The issues that tenants reach out to us about are not happening in isolation, they are symptoms of a broken and unjust housing system. Our strength lies in connecting tenants to the housing movement and building our collective power.