[COMM-ORG] Metropolitan Council on Housing update
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Met Council on Housing's
50+ Years Fighting
For Tenants' Rights:
An Online Exhibit
For more than fifty years, Met Council on Housing has worked to preserve
the supply of decent, integrated, and affordable housing in New York
you can learn about this rich history of struggle for housing justice in
Historical archivist Maggie Shreiner spent a year researching Met
Council on Housing's
archives and writing about our various struggles. Her exhibit approaches
on Housing's work from seven different angles, and includes dozens of
from the past five decades. Maggie received a National Council on Public
Award for her work on this project.
Learn about Met Council on Housing's fights to stop the destructive
programs led by Robert Moses in the 1950s; campaigns to integrate New
stock, including the historic fight to end the whites-only policy at
Town; solidarity with the Black Panthers in the 1970s; squatting efforts
initiatives during New York City's abandonment epidemic; attempts to
that would prohibit rent increases unless landlords opened their books
hardship; and epic battles to preserve New York's rent-regulation
continue to this day.
Did you make history? Are you making it now? Please share your story with us
Our membership includes both veterans of the tenant movement and new
organizers who are helping to shape policies and bring us closer to a
everyone has decent, safe, affordable housing.
If you've made history, large or small, please share it with us. Whether
your participation in a citywide campaign, your neighborhood activism,
or the battle
fought through your tenant association to get decent services or resist
we want to hear from you.
Email your stories to: history at metcouncil.net
[mailto:history at metcouncil.net]
Help us make history in the coming year
Everything that Met Council on Housing does is carried out by our
members and supported
by membership dues. If you're not yet a member, please do your part to
York's tenant movement by joining Met Council on Housing now. We
encourage you to
join or renew as a Monthly Sustaining Member. With online sign-up, it's
Please join or make a donation today!
[button to Join Met Council on Housing]
Have you joined as a monthly sustaining member yet?
Please do your part to support the Metropolitan Council on Housing.
Monthly sustaining members can choose the amount that's billed to their
debit card every month. This is our preferred form of membership. Please
our summer drive for new and renewing members - we rely on members
Voice of the Tenant Movement
Join host Scott Sommer on Monday, August 27, at 8 p.m. for the latest
in struggles across New York and around the world for decent, affordable
for all. The call-in number is 212-209-2900.
a production of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, normally airs
Mondays on WBAI,
99.5 FM, from 8 to 9 p.m. in the New York metropolitan area, and on the
button to Join or Donate
ARE YOU A MEMBER OF MET COUNCIL ON HOUSING YET?
Join the Metropolitan Council on Housing today and get involved in the
decent, affordable housing!
To join or donate, go to:
and click on the Join/Donate
Our members are the heart and soul of our work - leading our campaigns,
and providing nearly all of our financial support. We depend on the
efforts - and
the membership dues - of people like you, in everything that we do.
Members receive a free subscription to our monthly publication,
TENANTS' RIGHTS TELEPHONE HOTLINE:
Call Met Council on Housing's Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline at
between the hours of 1:30 and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
brief answers to questions about your rights as a tenant, and where to
go for help
with your housing situation.
The hotline will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2012 (Labor Day).
More about the Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline
TUESDAY NIGHT WALK-IN TENANT CLINIC
CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Met Council on Housing's free clinic offers tenants assistance with
The clinic is closed for the month of August and will resume on Tuesday,
4, 2012, at its regular time and location.
We meet at the offices of the Cooper Square Committee, located at 61
East 4th Street
in Manhattan, on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm.
The clinic will close for the month of August and will reopen in September.
Note: You must arrive by 6:30 to be served. If you arrive later, you may
Subway: 6 to Astor Place;
F to 2nd Avenue; or
N / R to 8th Street.
More about the Tenants' Rights Walk-In Clinic
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