The Tools For Housing Justice project will be a web resource that spreads awareness about and provides resources for housing justice in New York City by incorporating data journalism and the personal narratives of residents who have been affected by the city’s affordable housing crisis.
This project will be a web resource that augments the housing justice movement in New York City. Its purpose is two fold: first, it will serve as a public interest piece which breaks down the complex issues around urban development and the loss of affordable housing through the use of data journalism and interviews of residents who have been affected by displacement. Secondly, it will provide access to resources for tenants and housing activists to fight illegal evictions, landlord harassment and preserve their communities. The project seeks to make a connection between people’s lived experiences, government policies and open data related to housing in NYC.