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, [...]


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 [...]

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. [...]

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 – [...]

Flatbush Tenant Coalition to Host Immigrant ‘Know Your Rights’ Forum Tonight in Brooklyn

  Spread the word!  Join Flatbush Tenant Coalition and the Flatbush Gardens Tenant Association for an Immigrant Rights Forum tonight, Wed. March 29th, at 6:30 p.m inside the Flatbush Gardens Community Center located at 1404 Brooklyn Avenue (between Foster and Farragut Road). Our partners include Urban Justice Center, Brooklyn Legal Services, and the Mayor's Office [...]

March Meeting Recap: How To Get Repairs & Advancing Our Campaigns

"Tenants who keep excellent records and work together as a group have a much better chance of getting repairs." -Dubois Thomas, Organizer Find out what else we discussed at this month's Coalition meeting!     It was standing room only again at our Coalition meeting this past Saturday (March 11th, 2017), with almost 70 tenant leaders, [...]

Flatbush Tenant Coalition: March Meeting [Preview]

Our monthly Coalition meeting is back this Saturday, March 11th!   We’ll be joined by tenant lawyer Visnja Vujica and organizer Dubois Thomas to discuss how repairs enforcement really works in NYC: what’s supposed to happen, what really happens, how you can get real repairs anyway, and ways the city could force landlords to make [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]