Cooper Square Committee works with area residents to contribute to the preservation and development of affordable, environmentally healthy housing and community/cultural spaces so that the Lower East Side remains racially & economically diverse.
Our Housing Staff advises tenants on questions they bring to us on how to fight evictions, harrassment rent overcharges and preferential rents. We guide people how to sublet legally, get repairs, handle lease renewals, and much more.
We organize tenants to fight evictions based on landlords’ false claims that they plan to live in the building themselves or demolish it. Our staff can inspect your building cellar to roof