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 [...]

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Flatbush Tenant Coalition Joins Historic Women’s March on Washington

Flatbush Tenant Coalition (FTC) leaders made GLOBAL history this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/FlatbushTenantCoalition/videos/1382313231842481/ 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]