What we do

JFAC takes on a range of tasks to meet the needs and demands of our community. They might be categorized as such:

Community

Community building is the key. It sustains the organization, and drives our collective work.

Education

We work to educate ourselves and our neighbors so that we can best advocate and take action.

Action

JFAC organizes events and actions to explicate our demands for just development in Queens and NYC.

About JFAC

We are a group of neighbors organizing and educating in western Queens. Our roots, base, and leadership are in the local public housing communities. Since 2016, we have worked together to fight for justice for all.

Why I joined JFAC:

Testimonials from some past and present Steering Committmee members.
Sylvia White

Sylvia White

As a long-time resident of Astoria and a current resident of NYCHA’s Astoria Houses, Sylvia has been deeply impacted by the overdevelopment in LIC/Astoria and NYCHA’s funding deficits.

Yvette Kemp

Yvette Kemp

I had a great childhood growing up in Astoria, but it has changed to the point where I don’t see the same opportunities for today’s youth. I want to make a difference in uniting with JFAC to stand up and speak out against unaffordable living by rezoning and private developments; fighting for a better quality of life, not only for my son, but for the future of young people in our community.

Jenny Dubnau

Jenny Dubnau

I grew up in NYC, and hate to see the growing displacement of my fellow New Yorkers. I am also a working artist, and I was displaced from my workspace in LIC. This is also true for mom & pop stores and manufacturers. I am determined to unite with my friends and neighbors in JFA to fight back against the luxury developments facing our community!

Ashley Jamison

Ashley Jamison

I’m a 28 years old resident of Queensbridge Housing why should I have to worry about if I can live in this same community 20 years from now. I see with my own eyes all the construction that’s taking place in LIC/Astoria and all sister neighborhood. I joined J4ALL because of its faith background . They have a plan and purpose and I want to be able to see that come forward and be apart because I would love to be in this same area that raised me and help me become the woman I am.

Margaret Rodgers

Margaret Rodgers

It was a lucky day when I saw the flyer for a meeting of the Justice for All Coalition over a year ago. I moved to Astoria in the early 80’s because I could no longer afford Manhattan; and after a few years of missing Manhattan I came to love this neighborhood. The hyper-gentrification that I now see is horrifying. For me the housing issue is truly a meeting of the personal and political – I am personally threatened by the gentrification; as an activist I see the housing crisis as a global one. J4AC is a wonderful group of people whom I am happy to have met and work with.

Kristen Hackett

Kristen Hackett

I joined JFAC shortly after being displaced yet again by bad development deals and rising housing costs. It is both my belief in collective action as the answer to our individual crises AND the sense of community and comraderie that has sustained my participation. Even when things look bleak, we help hold each other together, cheer each other on, and find ways to fight for better futures for all.

Stan Morse

Stan Morse

As someone who has grown up in public housing, the issues facing NYCHA residents have always been personal to me.

Pat Dorfman

Pat Dorfman

Our children’s future well being, good will, prosperity, sky, and room to live all rely on local loyalty, doing unto others as we would have done unto us, demanding substantial participation in decisions which effect us, and organizations like JFAC, which reflect those goals. In short, to save my own life, job, home and neighborhood, I’m in.

JFAC Updates

Upcoming events and actions, new resources & reports, medai coverage, and more!

Get in Touch

Reach out to join us, for support, to cover upcoming events, to donate, and more!

By Mail

jfacoalition@gmail.com

PO Box 6546, Astoria, NY 11106

By Phone

Stan Morse, Lead Organizer, 646-705-8887

On Instagram

@justice4allqns

On Twitter

@Justice4AllQns

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