Section 8

Section 8

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Section 8 subsidized housing is being depleted throughout New York City as contracts come up for renewal and landlords choose to opt out.

With over 2000 units of Section 8 housing in the Lower East Side alone, it is important to secure both short- and long-term lease renewals in order to prevent eviction and resulting displacement and homelessness.

GOLES works with tenant associations and individuals in Section 8 housing. To date, we’ve been successful in preserving hundreds of units each year as well as securing repairs and maintenance that improve housing conditions.

For more information on how to get involved in Section 8 campaigns, contact Wasim Lone at wlone@goles.org or call 212-522-2541.