Support for Grassroots Groups
NCLEJ has a track record of working closely with grassroots groups.
This includes: fighting unjust fines and fees that penalize communities of color and lead to debt accumulation, and advocating on behalf of communities who are fighting lack of compliance to environmental regulations on large infrastructure projects, and navigating technicalities that stand in the way of accessing public benefits, .
Highlights from our work with grassroots groups include:
- Ensuring basic wage protections, health and safety, and the right to organize.
- Addressing toxic mold in New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartments.
- Securing access to public benefits.