Today we got in touch with Stephanie Rudolph from the Urban Justice Center. She and other lawyers at UJC often represent tenants in low-income housing who have no heat. You can read more about the Urban Justice Center below:
The Urban Justice Center serves New York City’s most vulnerable residents through a combination of direct legal service, systemic advocacy, community education and political organizing. Our 10 Projects assist clients on numerous levels, from one-on-one legal advice in soup kitchens, to filing class action lawsuits to bring about systemic change, to pushing social justice legislation forward.
Stephanie is really excited about our project and has two new users for us. She asked for more, but we’ve only got two sensors available for now. We’re hoping that by working with UJC, we’ll be able to better understand the housing court system and how heating code violations are lodged and resolved in court. If Stephanie can advise us on the best way to make our app and sensors user-friendly to tenants and lawyers, we can tailor our temperature logs to look like the ones people submit in court. We’re really excited about the partnership and look forward to working with Stephanie!