Lina Lee

Ms. Lee has extensive experience representing low-income immigrant tenants facing eviction, harassment, and housing discrimination in some of the most gentrified neighborhoods in NYC. She has worked closely with tenant and community organizers, played a lead role in community coalitions fighting displacement, and represented numerous tenant associations involved in protracted struggles against slumlords. Ms. Lee was previously a deputy director at Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A and a staff attorney at the MinKwon Center, where she represented Asian immigrant tenants across NYC in dire need of culturally and linguistically accessible legal services. It was with this perspective in mind that Ms. Lee co-founded Communities Resist. Ms. Lee was recognized in 2021 Nonprofit 40 under 40 by City & State New York. Ms. Lee was also selected to participate in the Coro, Immigration Civic Leadership Program, 2014 Cohort, as a city-wide housing specialist resource and to implement an initiative on language service programs in housing court. She currently serves on the MinKwon Center board.