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COVID-19 Mobilization

We’re working to identify who’s vulnerable to COVID-19 impacts including homelessness and loss of income, how to navigate the rent crisis, rescue public transit systems, and ensure an equitable recovery for the region.

Research

NJ Transit at Trenton Transit Center Essential Service Report
At a time when the region faces a deep recession and the future viability of the transit system is at risk, there are no good options for cutting costs or replacing lost passenger revenues. Here’s what we recommend.
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The full impact of COVID-19 on the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region will not be known for months, if not years, but the scope of the pandemic and who is most impacted is becoming clear.
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Action

7 Train Subway Cars
A diverse coalition of more than 50 organizations joined RPA, Reinvent Albany and Riders Alliance to call on Congress to provide additional rescue funding for the MTA.
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RPA praised the region’s governors for taking a regional, collaborative approach to COVID-19 recovery and offered basic principles for a common strategy.
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East harlem affordable housing
Right now, the rent burden can’t fall on tenants and landlords alone. Creditors and banks — the people the landlord pays money to — need to step up.
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Bad landlords
Starting April first, we will enter into a new phase of the economic crisis brought on by the Coronavirus outbreak: rent and mortgage payments will come due.
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Recovering from the pandemic will require a mobilization of the region’s talents, resources, and political will to a degree not seen since at least the 1970s. We have a chance to not only recover much of what we lost, but to heal the wounds and divisions that new calamities would otherwise exploit.”

Events

Event New Rochelle COVID19