Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act (TOPA)

NYCCLI members are fighting in partnership with Housing Justice for All to pass the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act in New York State. Join the TOPA working group which meets every other Wednesday at 6pm. for more information, email Elise at elise@neweconomynyc.org.

Learn more about the New York State Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act:

TOPA Working Group Presents: Tenant Takeover Panel

TOPA Animation

Tenant Takeover: How New Yorkers Are Organizing for Community and Resident Control

TOPA Fact Sheet

NYS TOPA Sign-On Memo

TOPA Lay of the Land Presentation

TOPA In the News

‘Nothing Has Really Changed’: After a Year-Long Rent Strike, Crown Heights Tenants Hope to go Co-OpBrooklyn Paper, November 2, 2022

Mondays Are for Buying Your Building From Your Dead SlumlordHell Gate, October 31, 2022

As Homeownership Rates Decline in New York City, Could Community Land Trusts be an Answer?City & State NY, August 25, 2022

Tenant Control WBAI’s Housing Notebook, August 22, 2022

Brooklyn Tenants of Neglected Building Push for Community ControlNext City, April 7, 2022

Advocates Call for ‘Social Housing’ Funding in BudgetNY1 News, April 4, 2022

Flatbush Tenants Decry Building’s Neglect, Call to Pass ‘Opportunity to Purchase’ ActAM New York, March 30, 2022

NYCCLI Statement on NYS Budget, March 10, 2022

East NY Land Trust Targets 18 Vacant City-Owned Properties for Community OwnershipBK Reader, March 9, 2022

Help Tenants Control Their Own HousingDaily News Op-Ed, March 6, 2022

Coalition of 40+ Community & Labor Groups Releases 5-Point Platform for a Community-Led Recovery, Racial and Economic Justice in NYPress Release, NYS Community Equity Agenda, November 18, 2021

New York CLTs Unite!NYCCLI Member Blog, May 5, 2021

New York City Considers a Bold Idea to Keep People From Being Pushed Out of Their HomesThe Appeal, March 29, 2021

Giving Tenants the First Opportunity to Purchase Their HomesShelterforce, July 24, 2020

Why More Cities Are Hoping to Give Tenants the Chance to Purchase Their BuildingsNext City, July 14, 2020

Advocates: NYC Needs More Money, New Model to Meet Housing CrisisCity Limits, June 26, 2020

With Mass Evictions and Real Estate Speculation Looming, City and State Leaders Must Give Communities Opportunity to Own Their Own LandGotham Gazette Op-Ed, June 26, 2020