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Tenants rally in support of Good Cause Eviction Bill

Citizen Action Rally
Isabel Flores
Citizen Action Rally

The Citizen Action organization of New York held a rally outside of the Syracuse Police Department Thursday to voice their opinions on the good cause bill.

The bill is part of the initiative to make it harder for landlords to evict tenants without good cause as well as excessively raising rent.

Jackie Lasonde from the southside community coalition said tenants have suffered enough both financially and physically in unsuitable housing with lead poisoning and mold being just a few of the issues.

“I’ll call it the inside-outside homelessness problem, meaning that i have a door and i have windows, but i have no quality of life. You know, chipped ceiling paint, leaky roofs, leaky ceilings.”

Some government officials like state Senators Julia Salazar and Rachel may support the bill, but community members are looking for more support in order for it to actually pass.

Isabel Flores is a graduate student studying Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University’s S.I. School of Public Communications, expected to graduate in May of 2023. As a multimedia reporter, she helps to present as well as produce audio and digital content for WAER. In her free time, Isabel enjoys working out and listening to all genres of music.