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JustFix.nyc

New York, United States
Joined August 2017

JustFix.nyc is a non-profit organization that provides digital services for New Yorkers dealing with the repercussions of gentrification and displacement.

Presence in: United States
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Housing & Sanitation

JustFix.nyc builds digital services for New Yorkers in neglectful housing situations. In New York alone, 1.2 million people live in a deficient housing situation, meaning that they have more than 3 outstanding violations in their homes. Working-class families who seek legal remedies face many barriers and have no right to counsel, meaning over 90% of tenants go to housing court without legal representation.

We are working to bridge this gap in legal empowerment. Our first product is a webapp for tenants that simplifies the steps to take in addressing repair and harassment issues. It provides resources in a personalized manner based upon things like neighborhood the user lives in, their type of housing, and the issues that they face.

JustFix.nyc was developed during the 2015 Blue Ridge Labs fellowship program, and has garnered widespread support from policy experts, frontline service providers, and tenants throughout the city. Our efforts are currently focused on supporting community organizers and other on-the-ground advocates in building group actions and fostering more resilient neighborhoods.

People Associated With This Organization

Daniel Kass

United States  
JustFix.nyc
Joined August 2017
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Housing & Sanitation
I work to explore meaningful applications of technology for the most pressing social justice issues of our time. Through participatory design practices, I hope to reinforce the work of individuals and communities in a variety of fields - including grassroots activism, legal service, governance, and journalism. Currently, I am a co-founder at JustFix.nyc, a non-profit organization that provides digital services for New Yorkers dealing with neglectful housing situations.

Georges Clement

United States  
JustFix.nyc
Joined August 2020
Interests: Access to Information, Housing & Sanitation
Georges Clement is a Co-Founder and the Executive Director of JustFix.nyc, a nonprofit that supports tenants facing harassment and poor housing conditions with technology to build well-documented cases and connect with community and legal advocates. He is also a Kennedy Fellow and Cheng Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, studying the intersection of technology and public policy.

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