Housing Rights Initiative (HRI) is a non-profit organization that uses a data driven approach to identify fraudulent real estate practices and organizes class action lawsuits against predatory landlords
"The largest affordable housing program in New York City, rent stabilization, is rife with systematic fraud and abuse. HRI’s mission is to get back affordability that has been stolen from the families of New York City.
Founded less than two years ago, HRI has orchestrated close to 30 class action lawsuits against predatory landlords, two of which are against Kushner Companies.
HRI raised close to $250,000 in 2017, including a recent grant of $180,000 from the Robin Hood Foundation.