[COMM-ORG] Met Council on Housing update

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From: "Met Council Update" <active at metcouncilonhousing.org>

*In This Update: Citywide Housing Meeting <#Anchor1>
Real Rent Reform Meeting *TONIGHT* <#Anchor2> | Met Council is Hiring 




Everybody knows how bad the Bloomberg years were for our communities. 
building "affordable housing," our former mayor plunged us into the 
city’s worst
housing crisis with a record number of people sleeping in shelters and 
unsustainable rent burdens.

*What we do in the near future will determine whether you have to be a
millionaire to live in New York City.*

Mayor deBlasio has promised a departure from Bloomberg's failed housing
policies, but you can be sure that real estate moguls and landlords will do
their best to stop him.

Let's capitalize on the progressive moment and rebuild the tenant 
movement to
preserve affordable housing, responsibly build new affordable housing, 
and house
the homeless.

Organizations are invited to a meeting hosted by Community Voices Heard, 
the Road NY, Met Council on Housing, NY Communities for Change, and 

*WHAT:* Citywide Housing Meeting
*WHEN:* Wednesday, January 29, 11am-1pm
*WHERE:* 25 W 18th Street, Manhattan (32BJ Board Room, 5th Fl)
*MORE INFO:* Contact jaron at metcouncilonhousing.org




This year, Rent Guidelines Board season starts early.

Our special guests for the first Real Rent Reform meeting of 2014 will be
*Adriene Holder* and *Harvey Epstein*, former and current tenant members 
of the
Rent Guidelines Board, who will discuss the city-wide strategy for the 
fight for a citywide rent freeze.


*Tune in tonight
hear about the Campaign for Home Rule and follow our host, Scott Sommer, on
Twitter HERE

Mayor Bill de Blasio has the immediate opportunity to appoint two “public”
members of the RGB, including the chair. He will also be able to replace 
remaining three public members sometime in the coming year

The five public members can be the board's majority, and the mayor must 
fair-minded individuals instead of the Wall St. types we have seen 
during the
last 20 years.

There's lots of work to do. Join us tonight and take steps to get a rent 
in 2014!

*WHAT:* R3 Membership Meeting
*WHEN:* Monday, January 27, 7-9pm
*WHERE:* Goddard-Riverside, 593 Columbus Ave (West 88th St.)
*MORE INFO:* Contact jaron at realrentreform.org




The Met Council on Housing is a membership organization that fights for 
stable, and affordable housing in New York City. The organization is 
hiring a
community organizer to followup with service recipients, start tenants'
associations, and coordinate ongoing Real Rent Reform and Home Rule 
Working closely with the executive director, the organizer will be 
for building and expanding a base of tenant members and leaders.

Fluency in Spanish is recommended, but not required. Salary will be 
with experience. Candidates should send a resume and cover letter to
jaron at metcouncilonhousing.org.



"Coalition Backs Efforts to Keep Families in Homes" - NY Daily News

"Rhetoric that Resonated with Most Voters" (by Jaron Benjamin) - NY Times

"Luxury Developers find ‘Affordable’ Way to Dodge Property Taxes" - NY Post

"Strengthen Rent Regulations" (by Jaron Benjamin) - NY Times

"The Real Reason the Rent's Too High" (by Jaron Benjamin) - NY Daily News


/The Met Council on Housing is dedicated to fighting for
safe, stable, affordable housing for more than 50 years.
Visit us on the web at www.metcouncilonhousing.org



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New York, NY 10012
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