On “Do Something Good for Your Neighbor” Day, the New York City Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU) is hosting an event encouraging landlords to rent to housing voucher holders.
The May 16 event, which was hosted in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), saw participants email their landlords to encourage them to rent to Section 8 voucher holders.
This outreach is part of the PEU’s “I Vouch for Vouchers” campaign which spotlights the universal benefits of renting to tenants who are voucher recipients.
“Landlords and brokers can play a huge part in moving New Yorkers from homelessness into stable housing,” said Adrienne Lever, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU). “Innovative events and inter-agency partnerships like these are a complement to the calls, texts, and on-ground outreach our team does every day to connect with landlords and brokers and support them in the process of renting to voucher holders.”