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Unlock NYC

We create housing opportunities by making it easier for people experiencing (or at risk of) homelessness to report housing discrimination during their apartment search.

Founded: 2020 by Ashley Eberhar, Manon Vergeri, Madeline Bloun, and Jessica Valenci

  • Program Area

    Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
  • Location of Impact

    United States
  • Headquarters Location

    Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female

At Unlock NYC, we work with New Yorkers impacted by housing discrimination to build technology that makes it easy to identify, record, and report unfair treatment. Our users can choose to send their report to a fair housing agency that will take legal action on their behalf, or to add their story to our growing body of data on housing discrimination in New York City. Armed with this knowledge, we collaborate with advocates, organizers, and public agencies to hold discriminators accountable and push for stronger fair housing policies. Our vision is a New York City where everyone can find a safe, healthy, and secure place to call home.

Funders and Awards

Blue Ridge Labs @ The Robin Hood Foundation (Catalyst), The Awesome Foundation