I would like to extend my sincere thanks to the presenters and attendees at the Tenants’ Rights & Advocacy in a Critical year event on December 5th who made it such a success. During the first half of the evening, Mike McKee of TenantsPAC and Delsenia Glover of Tenants & Neighbors joined me in discussing a variety of housing issues. During the second half of the event, the following workshops were held:
- Housing Issues for Older Adults & People with Disabilities, presented by Larisa Bowman, Deputy Director of the Legal Advocacy Department, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House
- How to Get Repairs & Improve Building Conditions, presented by Linden Miller, Staff Attorney, and Michael Leonard, Staff Attorney, Community Development Project, Urban Justice Center
- Basics of Rent Regulation, presented by Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney, Legal Aid Society of NYC
- If Your Landlord Wants You Out, presented by David Hershey-Webb, Partner, and Jesse Gribben, Associate, Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph LLP
For full video of the discussion with Mike McKee and Delsenia Glover, click here.
For video of the How to Get Repairs workshop, click here.
PowerPoint presentations were included in the Housing Issues for Older Adults & People with Disabilities and the How to Get Repairs & Improve Building Conditions workshops. Please follow these links to view the PowerPoint presentations: Housing Issues for Older Adults & People with Disabilities and How to Get Repairs & Improve Building Conditions. You can also view these PowerPoint presentations below.
Many attendees requested details about how they can get more involved in tenant legislative advocacy and organizing efforts. Here is contact information for a number of citywide tenant advocacy organizations and coalitions:
Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance
Tenants & Neighbors
to join email list: https://tandn.org/civicrm?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/profile/create&gid=15&reset=1
Metropolitan Council on Housing
to join email list: https://metcouncilonhousing.nationbuilder.com/more-info