What inspired you to create this website or entity?
JustFix.nyc is a non profit organization that helps tenants fight for their right to a safe and healthy home. Our organization was born from research with tenants and housing advocates across NYC, to pinpoint where technology could play a meaningful role in helping individuals facing neglect and harassment in their homes. The Co-Founders of JustFix.nyc have backgrounds in technology, and wanted to use their skills to build tools that address real problems faced by New Yorkers. It began as a fellowship project at Blue Ridge Labs in the summer of 2015, and has since grown into a non profit that helps thousands of New Yorkers across NYC. JustFix.nyc is the domain of our website as well as the name of our non profit.
How does your website or entity represent or contribute to the local community or borough which you represent?
JustFix.nyc is a city wide resources for tenants and housing advocates. We partner with community groups and non profit legal services across NYC to support tenants in gathering and sharing information about their housing conditions, and helping them secure repairs. We are deeply rooted in the housing advocacy ecosystem and our focus is on New York communities that are at risk of being displaced.