White supremacist violence & our fight for housing justice

The last few weeks have been difficult ones, to say the least.  As we struggle with this pandemic that has disproportionately hit our black and brown communities, we have also witnessed unbelievable violence against black men and women committed by police forces and white supremacists across our country and right here in Flatbush. As we … Continue reading White supremacist violence & our fight for housing justice

ALBANY IS READY TO BAIL OUT LANDLORDS instead of TENANTS — WE CAN STOP THEM!

Our NY State Assemblymembers and Senators introduced a bill over the weekend that gives landlords $100 million dollars and asks them for nothing in return. Instead, tenants have to "prove" they qualify so their landlord can get a check. And DHCR (the same agency that rubber stamps Major Capital Improvement Rent Increases) gets to decide … Continue reading ALBANY IS READY TO BAIL OUT LANDLORDS instead of TENANTS — WE CAN STOP THEM!

What to do if your landlord wants your personal financial information, email, or online payments!

Every day of the COVID-19 crisis, NYC landlords are coming up with new tactics against tenants. You know their goal: harass us and get us into housing court as fast as possible once the court re-opens for eviction business on June 20th. Learn more about what's happening so you can protect yourself! En Espanol.

Join us for a Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Join us on Tuesday August 6th from 4:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. for a Night Out for Safety and Liberation in Prospect Park hosted by Freedom to Thrive and the Flatbush Tenant Coalition! At the event we will remember and learn how we build safety through investments in our people and our planet as well … Continue reading Join us for a Night Out for Safety and Liberation

Job Opportunities with the Coalition!

So....we haven't posted here in a while.  We will soon!  In the meantime -- take a look at our Resources page for some incredible job opportunities with us!

Brooklyn City Council Races Heat Up As Candidates Join Forum in Flatbush

It was hot out on the morning of Saturday, July 15th, but things were even hotter inside Erasmus Auditorium! More than 230 tenant leaders and community residents came out to Flatbush Tenant Coalition's Candidate Forum to take stock of our City Council candidates and learn where they stand on critical issues at this time of unprecedented gentrification, displacement, … Continue reading Brooklyn City Council Races Heat Up As Candidates Join Forum in Flatbush

NYC Tenants, Advocates Celebrate Historic ‘Right to Counsel’ Victory

New York City tenants just won a huge victory. Grassroots tenant organizers & advocates are celebrating a major win as the New York City Council voted to establish Right to Counsel -- the first legislation in the U.S. which will require universal legal services for tenants facing eviction. Right to Counsel, also known as Intro 214-B, will … Continue reading NYC Tenants, Advocates Celebrate Historic ‘Right to Counsel’ Victory

Flatbush Community Gets to Know their City Council Candidates — Will Hold Winners’ Feet to the Fire

WHAT: City Council Candidate Forum for Districts 35, 40, 45 (Crown Heights, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood) WHO: Flatbush Tenant Coalition members and community residents; Candidates from Districts 35, 40, 45 WHERE: Erasmus High School Auditorium (911 Flatbush Ave, between Church Ave & Snyder Ave) WHEN: Saturday, July 15th, 2017 -- 10 a.m. … Continue reading Flatbush Community Gets to Know their City Council Candidates — Will Hold Winners’ Feet to the Fire

FTC’s 1st Annual ‘Spring Fling’ Brings Flatbush Tenants Together for a Good Cause

Thanks to everyone who supported our 1st annual 'Spring Fling' fundraiser! We turned it up this past Saturday for our inaugural Spring Fling! Over 125 tenant leaders, family members & friends turned out to CELEBRATE the beautiful community we’ve built! We got a little bit fancy, and we definitely had a LOT of FUN – … Continue reading FTC’s 1st Annual ‘Spring Fling’ Brings Flatbush Tenants Together for a Good Cause