In New Jersey, municipalities are still constitutionally required to provide their “fair share” of affordable housing, but there is no longer any elected or state-level body responsible for defining what that means, or for helping to ensure the standard is followed.
Mexicanos Unidos operates a weekly unpermitted open-air market in Sunset Park. It also runs a radical political education program for its working-class immigrant members.
They are working to transform two city-owned parking lots into affordable housing that will be built on land that cannot be resold for profit.
Brooklyn Eviction Defense has helped start more than 20 militant tenant associations since March.
In the race for an open seat in Assembly District 65, “the Lower East Side and Chinatown are not for sale,” says Lee’s opponent Illapa Sairitupac, who is relying on a large base of volunteers to overcome his financial disadvantage.
Adams reverses a de Blasio-era rule requiring top mayoral officials to disclose meetings with lobbyists while his lawyers tutor administration employees in the new omerta.