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 Historic Rent Freeze In July, New York City tenants made … Continue reading 2016: A Year of Building Tenant Power

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 the New Era. What an incredible turnout! We spoke with social … Continue reading Moving Forward, Together: Flatbush Tenants, Community Members Gather for Special Post-Election Convening on Human Rights & Organizing

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 known as Intro 0722. The goal of the bill is … Continue reading Warm for the Holidays: Flatbush Tenants Join Rally for Increased Temperatures in Apartment Buildings

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 landlords to push long-term tenants, primarily people of color, out … Continue reading Flatbush Tenant Coalition Leaders Featured in “The Village Voice” Newspaper

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 running smoothly! Tenant leaders like Marie Laroche reported back to … 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 crucial legislation that would offer protections against abusive landlord practices … 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 help you answer your tenant right questions – it will … 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 meeting by Coalition leaders, Marie, Gloria, Redoneva, Beverly, Valerie, Jennifer, … 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. we are joining other NYC tenant groups on the steps … 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 Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Department … Continue reading NYC’s ‘Worst Landlord’ Has a Foothold in Flatbush, FTC Leaders Respond With Facts