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 high note with over 70 tenant leaders in attendance at … Continue reading January Meeting Recap: FTC Discusses Racial Justice & Housing in the New Political Era

“Roll back the rent!” says Coalition Leader, Thomas Williams, Before RGB Vote

Testimony delivered by Flatbush Coalition Leader, Thomas Williams, at Rent Guidelines Board Brooklyn Hearing on Monday June 13, 2015: Good evening.  My name is Thomas Williams and I am a tenant leader and a member of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition. I live 538 E. 21st Street owned by Shamco – SHAMECO – a predatory equity landlord. I am proud to be a member of the Coalition because … Continue reading “Roll back the rent!” says Coalition Leader, Thomas Williams, Before RGB Vote