LISC Institute

Spotlight

Spotlight on Teanant Rights and Organizing

Organized tenants can better withstand neighborhood change and combat illegal housing practices.  As such, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and our partners, are providing financing, advocacy and trainings to support tenant organization and other methods that facilitate existing residents, particularly in gentrifying neighborhoods, staying in their homes and benefitting from increased investment in their areas.  

Read the complete Letter from the Editor for additional information about what this month's Spotlight covers. 

Letter from the Editor

 

 

In Practice

The LISC Institute spoke to Robert Wohl of the Latino Economic Development Center in DC about his organizations work supporting tenants through education and organizing. 

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This guide from the NYU Furman Center helps jurisdictions understand how to implement NYC's Universal Access to Counsel Program.

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National Low Income-Housing Coalition catalogued programs that states and some cities have established to preserve affordable housing.

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What we're reading

Learn how groups across the nation are organizing to combat unsafe housing issues by passing city- and statewide tenant protection laws.

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A recent study from NCRC studies gentrification and cultural displacement across American cities.

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This overview of DC’s First Right Purchase Program from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute discusses how the policy preserves is a key anti-displacement tool.

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Read this four-part blog from Voices for Racial Justice to learn about the connection between renter’s rights and racial justice.

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Read how lawmakers and activists are pushing rent control and tenant protection measures as communities struggle to address the shortage of affordable housing in this article from Realtor.com.

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Resources, trainings and webinars

The National Low-Income Housing Coalition put together a quick snapshot summarizing some tips for tenant organizing.

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LocalHousingSolutions.org provides guidance on a number of policies to help protect tenants and stabilize communities.

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Visit the The National Housing Law Project resource center for materials to help strengthen and enforce the rights of tenants.

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Learn about renter data available in the Bay Area Equity Atlas and hear from tenant advocates about how data fits into their organizing and policy campaigns.

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