An organizer guide to building community power for Justice in land and housing in New York City.
This is a guide by organizers for organizers.
Land and housing are foundational to our ability to live and thrive. When we attempt to shape what gets built and sustained in our neighborhoods, we face a confusing system that instructs individuals to attend hearings, submit written comments, and testify in front of neighbors and officials. This handbook draws on the knowledge of organizers from across New York City about how to disrupt the official community engagement apparatus in the most productive ways possible towards the goal of building justice in land use and housing.
With specific examples from New York City neighborhoods, this guide provides practical advice for how to maneuver official public hearings build deliberations alliances , pursue legal challenges, upset the land review process, launch effective petition drives and more.