Fight for NYCHA Legal Expense Fund

Some of the last members of Fight For NYCHA need to raise $15,000 so that they can hire a lawyer to fight their lawsuit in Court.

Four individuals filed an Article 78 petition in New York State Supreme Court to stop the RAD/PACT conversion of Fulton Houses, Elliott Houses, Chelsea Houses, and the Chelsea Annex.  They made the filing without a lawyer, and now they need to hire an attorney.

LINK :  https://archive.org/download/weaver-et-al-v-nycha-et-al-notice-of-petition-and-petition/Weaver_et_al_v_NYCHA_et_al_Amended_Petition.pdf

We have been searching for pro bono legal counsel to represent us. Unfortunately, we were told by an attorney that large legal nonprofits have conflicts of interest in lawsuits against New York City and New York City agencies, like NYCHA, because large legal nonprofits are partnered with other nonprofits that do business with the City of New York and NYCHA.

As a result, we plan to use all of the money raised from this Go Fund Me on legal expenses to hire an attorney to represent us in this case. Litigation is our last resort to keep public housing public, and we can't do it without your help. Please donate what you can.

Fight For NYCHA is an unincorporated collective of tenants and activists, who are supporting NYCHA tenants to self-determine the future of public housing in New York City. We oppose Mayor Eric Adams's plan to use RAD/PACT to put public housing into the hands of private landlords. We know the money exists to save NYCHA, because U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez has a bill (H.R. 235) that would fully-fund public housing. We need to unite to stop privatization ! #KeepPublicHousingPublic and #SaveSection9 !
  • Andy Humm 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Lindsey Boylan 
    • $1,500 
    • 10 mos
  • Diane DeJesus 
    • $20 
    • 18 mos
  • Diane DeJesus 
    • $25 
    • 19 mos
  • Samuel Joseph Griffiths 
    • $5 
    • 24 mos
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Organizer

Louis Equality Flores 
Organizer
New York, NY

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