Every new yorker, no matter where they live, has the right to a safe and stable home.

The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance is a diverse coalition of tenants, homeless people, manufactured housing residents, and advocates from across New York. We represent New Yorkers from every part of the state: Long Island, New York City, Westchester County, the mid-Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley and Western New York.

We are united in our fight for stronger tenant protections, an end to evictions, and an end to homelessness in New York.

We believe that housing is a human right. But for too many families, that right is far from a reality. Rents are rising across the State while wages have remained stagnant. Landlords are getting richer and richer, while tenants are living on the brink of an eviction. Most tenants in New York State live without any basic rights to stay in their homes. This means that families are unable to enforce their rights to habitable housing, living in fear of a retaliatory eviction or a sudden rent hike.

We know that affordable rent is deeply connected to homelessness. But for too long, homeless New Yorkers and tenants have been divided in their fight for their right to a home. In 2019, we are coming together to demand housing justice for all.


The Housing Justice for All campaign, run by the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, has successfully changed New York State’s history. By bringing together tenants and homeless New Yorkers from Brooklyn to Buffalo, we won the strongest tenants’ rights in a generation. But we’re just getting started.

In 2020, we’re fighting for a #NYHomesGuarantee. We’re demanding that Governor Cuomo:

  1. Tax the rich and house the poor — especially the 89,000 New Yorkers living without homes, and the millions more who are one paycheck away from an eviction.

  2. Preserve safe, dignified, and affordable rental housing across the entire state.

  3. Stop the corporate takeover of the housing market and invest in a new social housing model for New York State.

Read more about about what we won in 2019 here.