November Meeting Recap: Building Tenant Power by “Knowing Our Rights” & Sharing Our Stories

Our November 5th Coalition meeting, facilitated by Tenant Leader Beverly Rivers, included campaign updates, tenants rights trivia with our friend & ally Beth Baltimore of Legal Services NYC, and powerful testimonies of resiliency and tenant power! Flatbush Tenant Coalition - Monthly Meeting - November 5th, 2016 Our wonderful tenant leader, Beverly Rivers kept our November meeting … Continue reading November Meeting Recap: Building Tenant Power by “Knowing Our Rights” & Sharing Our Stories

Hundreds of NYC Tenants Demand NYC Council to Pass Bills Condemning Predatory Equity Landlords

Groups Urge Council to Pass Three Bills Critical to Protecting Tenants from Landlord Harassment and Intimidation New York, NY – Over 200 New Yorkers along with the Stabilizing NYC Coalition (SNYC), Stand for Tenant Safety Coalition (STS), and City Council members converged on Monday in front of City Hall to demand the City Council pass … Continue reading Hundreds of NYC Tenants Demand NYC Council to Pass Bills Condemning Predatory Equity Landlords

Flatbush Tenant Coalition: November Meeting [Preview]

We're getting ready for an exciting and informative Coalition meeting, this Saturday, Nov. 5th at 9:45 a.m. inside Baptist Church of the Redeemer (1921 Cortelyou Road at Ocean Ave). We’ll meet with tenant attorneys from Brooklyn Legal Services to discuss what every rent stabilized tenant should know about their rights! This session will not only … Continue reading Flatbush Tenant Coalition: November Meeting [Preview]

‘Brooklyn Tenants United’ Makes Historic Progress in Fight for New & Improved Housing Court Building

Last Monday, October 24th, Brooklyn Tenants United (BTU) made history on the road to justice for tenants by holding the first Brooklyn Housing Court Taskforce meeting!  With this meeting, we created the first-ever platform for tenants to have a voice in decisions about Brooklyn Housing Court. Flatbush Tenant Coalition was expertly represented at this inaugural … Continue reading ‘Brooklyn Tenants United’ Makes Historic Progress in Fight for New & Improved Housing Court Building

NYC Tenants Plan Halloween Rally To Stop Predatory Equity ‘Corporate Bloodsuckers’

A message from the Flatbush Tenant Coalition: This Halloween, Monday, October 31st we’re sending a message to City Hall: it’s time to stop Predatory Equity Corporations in their tracks.   These 'corporate bloodsuckers' have squeezed thousands of affordable, rent-stabilized homes out of our community and made tens of thousands of families homeless.   At 9 a.m. … Continue reading NYC Tenants Plan Halloween Rally To Stop Predatory Equity ‘Corporate Bloodsuckers’

NYC’s ‘Worst Landlord’ Has a Foothold in Flatbush, FTC Leaders Respond With Facts

Worst Landlord Watchlist Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James released an official Landlord Watchlist on Thursday, October 13th. The list includes the buildings owned by the New York City’s 100 “worst” landlords. According to the Public Advocate's website, landlords are ranked on the list based upon the number of violations issued to their buildings by the … Continue reading NYC’s ‘Worst Landlord’ Has a Foothold in Flatbush, FTC Leaders Respond With Facts

October Meeting Recap: Learning About Community Boards and Pressing Forward in our Campaigns

This past Saturday, October 8th, more than 50 of our tenant leaders gathered inside Baptist Church of the Redeemer to discuss campaign plans and learn more about New York City Community Boards. Local community boards: here we come!! First, we did an exercise to find each of our community districts on a map and identified them as … Continue reading October Meeting Recap: Learning About Community Boards and Pressing Forward in our Campaigns

Powering Through the Fall: Flatbush Tenant Leaders in Action

Ready or not, the fall season is upon us! Here's a quick recap of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition's busy yet rewarding September: Renters National Day of Action Flatbush Tenant Coalition leaders numbered among more than 150 people gathered on September 22nd in front of the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn to protest the impact of gentrification … Continue reading Powering Through the Fall: Flatbush Tenant Leaders in Action

Flatbush Tenants Win Rent Reductions, Make Progress in the Fight for Repairs

Flatbush Tenant Coalition leaders at 125 Lenox Road are fighting their landlord for repairs and to stop intense harassment in their building that makes tenants fear for their safety. Tenants won two rent reductions for decreased services in the building, putting pressure on the landlord to do repairs. The two rent reductions collectively cover 19 … Continue reading Flatbush Tenants Win Rent Reductions, Make Progress in the Fight for Repairs

Frolic Fundraiser with Flatbush Tenant Coalition

Come out this Sunday, Sept. 25th  11 a.m. to 5 pm to enjoy local vendors, musicians, face painters, AND support our future victories at the Flatbush Frolic -- an annual street fair on Cortelyou Road.   The Coalition will be selling food to raise money for our amazing work!!  Come find our table on Cortelyou Rd between … Continue reading Frolic Fundraiser with Flatbush Tenant Coalition