By Amber Freda

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Houzz, an online platform for home remodeling and design services worth $4 billion, is continuing to profit off of advertising contracts with thousands of contractors who have lost their livelihoods due to the work bans sweeping the nation. Houzz locks contractors into one year contracts to advertise in a particular region.

I’m writing about this because I’m experiencing it first-hand as an NYC landscape designer who is out of work and who has advertised with Houzz for the past 5+ years. I asked Houzz to cancel my contract a couple of weeks ago. Their only response was to apply a credit towards some of the contract price. …

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