About Us

Housing for people, not profit

The Metropolitan Council on Housing is a tenants’ rights membership organization made up of New York City tenants who believe in our motto of “housing for people, not profit.” We formed in 1959 to fight for a city where everyone has access to safe, decent, affordable housing…


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Our Programs

Telephone Hotline

The hotline is free and open to any tenant living in New York City

Walk-in Clinic

Tuesdays in the East Village, 2nd and 4th Wednesdays in Inwood

Radio Show

Housing Notebook on WBAI 99.5 FM, 8pm Mondays


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Support our current campaigns

Universal Rent Control

This year, the State has the opportunity to both undo anti-tenant provisions that incentivize the loss of rent regulated housing, and extend our rent stabilization framework to cover all of New York’s tenants.