fighting for

housing justice

against gentrification & displacement

Our Mission

In NYC, the struggle against displacement is urgent. Too often it is poor people of color who are harmed the most. We believe housing is a human right. We believe that the fight for housing justice must advance racial, gender, and economic justice. For us, lawyering is just one aspect in the larger battle to keep families in their homes and to defend neighborhoods. This is why we formed CoRe. ‬

Our Work.

Communities Resist works closely with a network of over 20 community-based partners that organize tenants in Brooklyn and Queens to actively represent 110 tenant associations and over 2,250 individuals in both boroughs: from Williamsburg, Bushwick, East New York, and Brownsville in Brooklyn to Jackson Heights, Flushing, and Ridgewood in Queens. Ours is a resistance that plays out both inside the courtroom and on the streets, as we fight alongside those we serve to dismantle systemic injustice. As COVID-19 has devastated the neighborhoods we serve, further exacerbating glaring racial and economic disparities in this city, our services are rapidly expanding to meet an ever growing and urgent need.

Read a recent feature about us in a local Bushwick paper and a recent story on our work against one of the worst landlords in the city

Our Victories.

Our Board.

Barbara Schliff
Juan Ramos
Vice President
John Whitlow



Tenants’ Rights Workshop

6:30pm EST
Join us over Zoom to learn about your rights, receive updates about the eviction moratorium, and discuss how to organize your building to support your neighbors!

Virtual Housing Workshop

7pm – 8:30pm EST
Join us for a virtual housing workshop with Southside United HDFC and St. Nicks Alliance in English and Spanish. Housing rights and recent updates on rent relief, eviction moratorium, and housing court re-openings in NYC and how to obtain legal services for low-income tenants.

PAST EVENT: Housing Workshop with Undocumented Women’s Fund

7pm – 8:30pm EST
Conducted housing rights workshop for undocumented women in Brooklyn and Queens.

Our Feed.

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