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Leah Goodridge

Leah Goodridge

Mobilization for Justice, Inc.
Supervising Attorney
New York, NY, USA


Leah Goodridge is the Supervising Attorney of the Housing Project at Mobilization for Justice (formerly known as MFY Legal Services).  Leah represents tenants in New York City Housing Court, New York State Supreme Court, the Appellate Division of New York State, the New York State Court of Appeals and federal courts. 

Leah’s work includes litigating a case to strengthen the rights of relative caregivers in public housing and authoring an amicus brief in Matter of Marine Holdings LLC v. New York City Commission on Human Rights to support disability laws for tenants—both cases were heard at the New York State Court of Appeals.  In addition, Leah has engaged in legislative advocacy for New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) seniors and represented over 60 NYCHA residents in group cases to repair mold, inoperative elevators and inadequate heating systems. 

In 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Leah to serve on the New York City Rent Guidelines Board to advocate for rent stabilized tenants across the city.  Leah’s scholarship on tenants’ rights has been published in the Duke Forum for Law and Social Change journal.

Prior to practicing housing law, Leah launched the Community Economic Development Project at Medgar Evers College (City University of New York) and started a mentoring initiative for young women in the Dominican Republic, where she lived for over a year.  Her honors and accolades include the 2018 New York Nonprofit Media 40 under 40 Rising Star award, the 2015 Fulbright Specialist award and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Earl Warren Scholarship.  She received her J.D. from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law and her B.A. from Vassar College.  Leah is a native of Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Leah Goodridge is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Overview and Administrative Proceedings - New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2017, Friday, October 20, 2017
Overview of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Housing - New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Policies and Administrative Proceedings - New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018, Friday, September 28, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Policies and Administrative Proceedings - New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Policies and Administrative Proceedings, Friday, September 28, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Policies and Administrative Proceedings - New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) Policies and Administrative Proceedings, Friday, September 28, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs New York Housing Law for the Low-Income Client 2018, Thursday, October 04, 2018, New York, NY
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