How it Works
Can you present to our staff about your work?
We love meeting new people who share our passion for ending housing discrimination and wish we could say yes to every request to conduct a workshop or presentation. However, our small team (only 4 staff!) fields more requests than we can handle. Starting in 2024, we encourage organizations to take advantage of our pre-recorded resources, online community, and public events to engage with Unlock NYC.
We do offer private trainings and workshops on a sliding scale fee to cover the cost of preparation and facilitation – contact us if this is of interest to your organization.
Do you have a list of landlords that accept vouchers?
No, we’re not brokers! Plus, virtually all landlords should accept vouchers if the applicant qualifies for the apartment they have advertised. However, we do offer tools, tips, and solidarity to support New Yorkers with vouchers throughout the apartment search process and can help renters speak up when they're being treated unfairly. Many of our team members and volunteers have been through the housing search process with a voucher in NYC, and can speak about what worked for them. Everyone’s situation is different, and we speak from our own experiences in the spirit of community-building and mutual aid.
I have a client who is really frustrated about their housing search. Can they talk to someone at Unlock NYC?
Yes! Please encourage your client to make a report about any unfair treatment they’ve experienced from landlords and brokers on their housing search. Every new Unlock NYC user will be contacted directly by a compassionate and knowledgable member of our Individual Justice team and be connected to our resources and community events.