[COMM-ORG] Metropolitan Council on Housing update

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From:
Metropolitan Council on Housing <active at metcouncil.net>

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 
and expand
the supply of decent, integrated, and affordable housing in New York 
City. Now,
you can learn about this rich history of struggle for housing justice in 
an online
exhibit:

metcouncilonhousing.org 
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Historical archivist Maggie Shreiner spent a year researching Met 
Council on Housing's
archives and writing about our various struggles. Her exhibit approaches 
Met Council
on Housing's work from seven different angles, and includes dozens of 
photographs
from the past five decades. Maggie received a National Council on Public 
History
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Award for her work on this project.
Learn about Met Council on Housing's fights to stop the destructive 
urban-renewal
programs led by Robert Moses in the 1950s; campaigns to integrate New 
York's housing
stock, including the historic fight to end the whites-only policy at 
Stuyvesant
Town; solidarity with the Black Panthers in the 1970s; squatting efforts 
and anti-warehousing
initiatives during New York City's abandonment epidemic; attempts to 
pass legislation
that would prohibit rent increases unless landlords opened their books 
and proved
hardship; and epic battles to preserve New York's rent-regulation 
system, which
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 
leaders and
  organizers who are helping to shape policies and bring us closer to a 
world where
everyone has decent, safe, affordable housing.

If you've made history, large or small, please share it with us. Whether 
it was
your participation in a citywide campaign, your neighborhood activism, 
or the battle
fought through your tenant association to get decent services or resist 
displacement,
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 
support New
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 
never been
easier!

Please join or make a donation today!

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Please do your part to support the Metropolitan Council on Housing.

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support
  our summer drive for new and renewing members -  we rely on members 
for everything
we do!
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Housing Notebook
Voice of the Tenant Movement

Join host Scott Sommer on Monday, August 27, at 8 p.m. for the latest 
developments
in struggles across New York and around the world for decent, affordable 
housing
  for all. The call-in number is 212-209-2900.
Housing Notebook 
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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 
Internet
  at www.wbai.org 
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=00131r3BmLDYYaB6c7Z3BQtNur7seR9SRGtK8GoXXeV0Fhb38C_3s57-_XCkIExth_DJPhBZuKw2Lux4eNEjD3QIF8YoCbnOeaUVrph082lfW0=].
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ARE YOU A MEMBER OF MET COUNCIL ON HOUSING YET?

Join the Metropolitan Council on Housing today and get involved in the 
fight for
  decent, affordable housing!
To join or donate, go to:
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Our members are the heart and soul of our work - leading our campaigns, 
volunteering,
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, 
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TENANTS' RIGHTS TELEPHONE HOTLINE:

Call Met Council on Housing's Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline at 
212-979-0611
between the hours of 1:30 and 5:00 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and 
Fridays, for
  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 
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TUESDAY NIGHT WALK-IN TENANT CLINIC
CLOSED FOR AUGUST
Met Council on Housing's free clinic offers tenants assistance with 
landlord-tenant
disputes.

The clinic is closed for the month of August and will resume on Tuesday, 
September
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 
be turned
away.
Subway: 6 to Astor Place;
F to 2nd Avenue; or
N / R to 8th Street.
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