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FTC Shows ‘UNITY’ As Benefit Brunch Draws Hundreds in Brooklyn

On Saturday, February 18th, 2017, Flatbush Tenant Coalition (FTC) welcomed more than 350 tenant leaders, family, friends, and neighbors to our 2nd Annual U.N.I.T.Y. Benefit Brunch where guests enjoyed a beautiful space; delicious food; amazing music; powerful presentations and so much more! Most importantly, we DOUBLED our fundraising from last year!! The exciting program was carried out by tenant leaders Sherry Ann Bain, Ruth Riddick, and Marie Laroche … Continue reading FTC Shows ‘UNITY’ As Benefit Brunch Draws Hundreds in Brooklyn

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NYC Tenants Celebrate Historic “Right To Counsel” Victory

Yesterday, tenant groups across the city won an epic victory for tenant rights: Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Mark-Viveritto announced they will pass legislation giving every low-income NYC tenant the right to a lawyer in housing court eviction cases! This campaign, years in the making, was spearheaded by CASA (our allies in the Bronx) and supported by tenant groups across the city — check out … Continue reading NYC Tenants Celebrate Historic “Right To Counsel” Victory

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You’re Invited: Flatbush Tenant Coalition Presents 2nd Annual U.N.I.T.Y. Benefit Brunch

Join the Flatbush Tenant Coalition on Saturday, Feb. 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our second annual U.N.I.T.Y. Benefit Brunch! With our 2017 U.N.I.T.Y. Benefit Brunch just TEN DAYS away — we’re excited to celebrate our hard work and successes building tenant power together with our leaders, members, allies, and elected officials! The brunch will include delicious West Indian and Latin American dishes, … Continue reading You’re Invited: Flatbush Tenant Coalition Presents 2nd Annual U.N.I.T.Y. Benefit Brunch

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NYC Tenants, Elected Officials, Advocates Testify in Defense of Rent Freeze

Flatbush Tenant Coalition Opposes RSA Lawsuit As you might know, a few months ago the deceptively-named Rent Stabilization Association (RSA) — the biggest LANDLORD lobby group in NYC — sued the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) over our hard-won rent freeze.  The RSA claims the rent freeze is illegal because the RGB has no right to consider affordability and tenants’ hardship in deciding whether a rent … Continue reading NYC Tenants, Elected Officials, Advocates Testify in Defense of Rent Freeze

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Flatbush Tenant Coalition Joins Historic Women’s March on Washington

Flatbush Tenant Coalition (FTC) leaders made GLOBAL history this weekend! Together with MILLIONS of people across the country and across the world, FTC took to the streets of our nation’s capital this past Saturday (Jan. 21st, 2017), marching in solidarity to let the world and our new administration know that we will never stop fighting for women’s rights, human rights and social justice! It was a long … Continue reading Flatbush Tenant Coalition Joins Historic Women’s March on Washington

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January Meeting Recap: FTC Discusses Racial Justice & Housing in the New Political Era

Back in 2016, we bulked up our organizing muscles: stopped the revival of the 421-a tax break; won the 1st-ever meeting of the Brooklyn Housing Court and a 2nd historic rent freeze, and more! Here in 2017, we’re flexing those muscles & showing them off! The Flatbush Tenant Coalition started the new year on a high note with over 70 tenant leaders in attendance at … Continue reading January Meeting Recap: FTC Discusses Racial Justice & Housing in the New Political Era

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2016: A Year of Building Tenant Power

F-T-see ya later, 2016! What a year it was: 2016 will likely go down in the history books as one of the most pivotal of our time. Amidst the turmoil, our Coalition leaders have intensified the fight for justice. Take a look at some of our hard-won victories and our progress last year:   Winning a Historic Rent Freeze In July, New York City tenants made … Continue reading 2016: A Year of Building Tenant Power

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Moving Forward, Together: Flatbush Tenants, Community Members Gather for Special Post-Election Convening on Human Rights & Organizing

As the new presidency draws closer, we already see the America it wants to create: increased repression, racism, sexism, fear, and hate. On Saturday, December 10th, 2016, more than 80 Flatbush Tenant Coalition leaders & members packed inside Baptist Church of the Redeemer for our first post-election meeting — a Special Convening on Human Rights and Organizing in the New Era. What an incredible turnout! We spoke with social … Continue reading Moving Forward, Together: Flatbush Tenants, Community Members Gather for Special Post-Election Convening on Human Rights & Organizing

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Warm for the Holidays: Flatbush Tenants Join Rally for Increased Temperatures in Apartment Buildings

On Monday, December 12, 2016, Flatbush Tenant Coalition leaders joined Council Member Jumaane D. Williams and other advocates for a press conference on the steps of City Hall demanding that New York City raise day & nighttime temperatures inside residential dwellings. The press conference was called by Council Member Williams in support of his “#HeatMeUp Bill,” otherwise known as Intro 0722. The goal of the bill is … Continue reading Warm for the Holidays: Flatbush Tenants Join Rally for Increased Temperatures in Apartment Buildings

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Flatbush Tenant Coalition Leaders Featured in “The Village Voice” Newspaper

On Monday, November 21st, our tenant leaders at 596 E. 22nd St. — Loraine, Tammy, and Gloria – shone the spotlight on a key piece of our fight for tenant rights in this Village Voice article by Steve Wishnia. The article exposes MCI rent increases as yet another way our NY State Assembly & Senate pay landlords to push long-term tenants, primarily people of color, out … Continue reading Flatbush Tenant Coalition Leaders Featured in “The Village Voice” Newspaper