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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

Due to concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19), our Walk-In Clinics will be closed until further notice

Radio Show

Housing Notebook on WBAI 99.5 FM, 8pm Mondays


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Support our current campaigns

Cancel Rent and House the Homeless Campaign

A lot is unknown, a lot is changing every day – we know that we will get through this crisis by coming together. We are determined to make sure that the tenants of New York will not be hurt by their landlords.

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.