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 history for a second year in a row with another rent freeze from the Rent Guidelines Board: 0% for one year lease renewals, and 2% for two year lease renewals! Read more.
Making Great Strides with Brooklyn Tenants United
Brooklyn Tenants United (BTU) made history in October by holding the first-ever Brooklyn Housing Court Task Force meeting! With this meeting, we created the first-ever platform for tenants to have a voice in decisions about Brooklyn Housing Court. Read more.
Demanding Stronger Rent Laws
From the 421A fraud, to eviction bonuses, MCI fees, and preferential rents — Coalition leaders have protested the many scams, tricks, & loopholes used by landlords and enabled by weak rent stabilization laws. Read more.
Building Tenant Power at Our Monthly Coalition Meetings
Whether we were learning about Community Boards, emphasizing the importance of knowing tenants’ rights, or banding together in solidarity amidst a harsh political climate — Flatbush Tenant Coalition continued to strengthen our base and sharpen our skills at our monthly Coalition meetings. Read more.
Thank you for all your support last year!
We are hitting the ground running in 2017! Take a look below for more info about our upcoming events:
Coalition Meeting: Saturday, January 14th, 2017
Join us this Saturday January 14th, 2017 as we kick-off the new year with more tenant power & an awesome coalition meeting! Start time: 9:45 a.m. Location: Baptist Church of the Redeemer, 1921 Cortelyou Road (at Ocean Avenue.)
Benefit Brunch: Saturday, February 18th, 2017
We are confirmed for Flatbush Tenant Coalition’s Annual Benefit Brunch, scheduled for Saturday, February 18th, 2017! Event details will be provided at our January Coalition meeting.