Affordable Housing

As the housing crisis intensifies, working people are finding it increasingly difficult to find a place to live. Too many 1199ers, for example, are unable to live in or near the neighborhoods where they provide care. And for those who own homes, some continue to pay off loans on underwater mortgages.

1199SEIU has always sought to assist members in securing fair, affordable housing. The National Benefit Fund in New York City conducts workshops to assist members who wish to purchase a home, co-op or condominium in securing affordable, low-interest mortgages.

In New York, our union is working with Mayor Bill de Blasio, whose affordable housing plan is one of, if not the most ambitious affordable housing proposals in the country. Our union also works with a coalition of community-based organizations, tenant associations and labor unions to halt skyrocketing monthly rents and increase affordable housing.

Mar 25, 2016
?What makes New York City great is that everyone can pursue their dreams here and build a better future for their children. But growing ...
Feb 18, 2016
?Healthcare workers denounce the despicable and misleading attacks on the Mayor's efforts to fight skyrocketing rents that force out the...
Sep 30, 2014
?Income inequality is out of control in our city and our nation, the middle class is being decimated, and working people are struggling ...
Oct 3, 2013
Most politically active union in Boston will bring major boost to Walsh across the City BOSTON ? Healthcare wor...
Jan 26, 2012
Approximately 1,300 1199 SEIU caregivers from thirteen nursing homes owned by Genesis HealthCare in New Jersey have accepted a settlemen...

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