The housing crisis is nationwide. For a quick overview see The Coming Eviction Catastrophe, a New York Times editorial. To see what’s happening at the grassroots in NYS, check out Housing Justice for All, a campaign for stronger tenant protections, an end to evictions, and an end to homelessness.
The campaign is led by the Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of tenants, homeless people, manufactured housing residents, and advocates. Members represent Long Island, NYC, Westchester, the mid-Hudson Valley, the Capital Region, the Southern Tier, the Mohawk Valley, and Western NY.
For a deeper dive, try one of these books published in 2019.
Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Crooked Banks, and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions Out of Their Homes and Demolished the American Dream Aaron Glantz (432 pp) reports on a heart-wrenching investigation into America’s housing crisis and the modern-day robber barons who are making a fortune off the backs of the disenfranchised.
Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (368 pp) uncovers how exploitative real estate practices continued even after redlining and other housing discrimination were banned. For a summary, see Taylor’s Q&A with The Nation, There Is No Housing Crisis: It’s Just Housing Under Capitalism.