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In the face of homelessness crisis, advocates release citywide mapping tool to combat source of income discrimination

Unlock NYC and Neighbors Together launch an interactive tool to map source of income discrimination in New York City.


New report shows years of blatant housing discrimination against voucher holders

Homeless New Yorkers and advocates demand more funding for the City Commission on Human Rights, pointing to years of data.


Unlock NYC Launches the Serial Discriminators List to Combat Housing Discrimination

Advocates, fair housing attorneys, and government agencies gather to denounce “Serial Discriminators” for perpetuating the homelessness crisis

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Unlock NYC Fact Sheet, 2023

Unlock NYC Media Kit, 2023

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Can I have access to Unlock NYC’s dataset?

Try our Data & Research page first to see if the publicly-available aggregated data that we have published answers your research question. On a case-by-case basis, we may have the interest and capacity to work with journalists on conducting more detailed analysis of our dataset and/or engaging in a data-sharing agreement. You can submit a data request here. Please note that we are a small team and we prioritize the privacy, security, and integrity of our community’s data, so requests that involve data-sharing agreements are normally not suitable for projects with tight turnarounds.

I’m looking to interview a voucher holder for a story. Can you put me in touch?

Unlock NYC works with hundreds of voucher holders across New York City, and we work with community members to identify if they are willing to share their story with the press. When you fill out our Media Request Form, please give us as many details as possible about the number of interviewees you’re hoping to speak with, what experiences they’d ideally have (e.g., voucher type, current housing situation, borough, reports about a particular broker/landlord, etc.), interview format (phone, virtual, in-person) and access to the questions you plan to ask with as much specificity as possible. This helps us efficiently review the request, identify possible sources, and obtain full and informed consent before introducing them to you. We also ask that members of the press be willing to have an Unlock NYC Communications team member sit in on interview(s) with our users if they request someone from our team to accompany them.

Where can I get up to speed on source of income discrimination?

Take a look at the resources we share on the Data & Research page, which includes a review of resources at the local, state, and national level in addition to Unlock NYC’s own research. We have also included select external resources in the Unlock NYC Media Kit .zip folder above.