Today, New Yorkers are starting the largest coordinated rent strike in nearly a century, standing in the rain with signs and calling on the state to cancel rent for the duration of the crisis, freeze rents so they don’t pile up, and re-house New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. Much of the action is being coordinated by Housing Justice For All, a New York-based coalition of tenants and housing activists. Over 13,000 people have committed, through an online pledge, to refuse to pay rent in May. There are 5.4 million renters in New York City alone, which is about two-thirds of the population.
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