Faith in New York’s Campaign for Economic Dignity unites people of faith across New York City to fight for affordable housing, living wages, and dignified neighborhoods for all. In a city home to bastions of wealth like Wall Street and the Real Estate industry, we organize people power in response to unprecedented organized money.
Equitable Development and Just Rezonings: Mayor De Blasio has committed to rezoning large areas of over 15 low income communities of color to create more housing. We working in coalition with our partners to ensure that our communities have housing is truly affordable for and built by us – that housing measures don’t push out our community members.
Anti-Displacement and Anti-Harassment Legislation: Our communities are at risk of being pushed out of their homes – in many cases due to harassment like pending repairs, construction, loss of utilities, and more. As long-term tenants leave, landlords can gut renovate these apartments to rent to market-rate clients. This isn’t right. We are working in coalition to ensure a stricter permit system for landlords to prove they are protecting all tenants in New York.
WagesFight for $15 NYC: Members & leaders have rallied and marched calling for increased wages for Fast Food Workers and other low wage industries in 2015, resulting in victory: $15 an hour minimum wage for fast food workers helping to lead the nation in establishing a new floor for dignified work and wages.
Fight for $15 NY State: In 2015, FINY helped to include faith voices in the powerful coalition fighting for $15 an hour for fast food workers. In 2016, the coalition has expanded the fight to include all low-wage workers in NY State. http://fightfor15.org/
Paused a rezoning that would have gentrified Downtown Flushing with the Flushing Rezoning Community Alliance and developed alternative community demands
Stopped a 17-story luxury building in Inwood with Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale
Developed a community plan for housing development and jobs in the south Bronx with the Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision
Changed citywide rezoning legislation to include lower-income units in key communities with the Real Affordability for All coalition and ANHD
Passed a $15 minimum wage with the Fight for $15
The Alliance for Tenant Power
The Real Affordability for All Coalition
Councilman Lander, ANHD + The Certificate of No Harassment
Northern Manhattan is Not for Sale
Bronx Coalition for a Community Vision
Flushing Rezoning Community Alliance
Fight for $15 NY