Leadership Development

Tenants & Neighbors prioritizes leadership development for low and moderate income tenants to lead our campaigns and be tenant activists in their communities. We have four Leadership Committees made up of tenants from all over the city. Each represents the four types of housing where we organize: Rent-Stabilization, Rent Control, Mitchell-Lama, and project-based Section 8 housing.

 

Tenants & Neighbors is pleased to announce:

 The 2016 Tenant Association Leadership Program (TALP)

Apply here: TALP application 2016

The goal of the TALP is to build a strong, diverse and powerful tenant movement.

 This program will include an orientation and bi-weekly (3) Saturday sessions over the course of six weeks featuring a leadership training curriculum tailored specifically to current tenant association presidents and officers.  It will include sessions on developing bylaws, fundraising, public speaking, meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, leadership, engaging the community and expanding your membership base.  The session begins in October with an orientation on Wednesday, October.  The program is free (schedule is listed on the application).  If you are interested in joining the program, please print out the application in the link below and mail to the address below.  Deadline for applications is September 8, 2016.

HUD Tenant Leadership Committee

The HUD Tenant Leadership Committee has been working on educating HUD tenants citywide about recertification procedure and organizing against sequestration budget cuts. To get involved with the HUD Tenant Leadership Committee, contact Jen Berkley at JBerkley@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 311.

Mitchell-Lama Tenant Leadership Committee

The Mitchell-Lama Tenant Leadership Committee has been organizing to reform the rent increase system in Mitchell-Lama developments and to recapture lost Mitchell-Lama developments. To get involved with the Mitchell-Lama Tenant Leadership Committee, contact Jen Berkley at JBerkley@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 311.

Rent Control Tenant Leadership Committee

The Rent Control Tenant Leadership Committee has been organizing to change the rent increase system legislatively through the Alliance for Tenant Power. The Committee created a white paper: Rent Control White Paper with Assembly member Linda Rosenthal to show the need to reform the rent control system. To get involved with the Rent Control Tenant Leadership Committee, contact Delsenia Glover at DGlover@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 308.

Rent Stabilized Leadership Committee

The Rent Stabilized Leadership Committee has been organizing to strengthen the rent laws legislatively when they expire in June 2015. The Committee is working with the Alliance for Tenant Power to push our legislative agenda. (click to go to Legistative Platform). To get involved with the Rent Control Tenant Leadership Committee, contact Delsenia Glover at
DGlover@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 308.

Tenant Leadership Institute

The Tenant Leadership Institute is an intensive 8-week leadership development program for tenant leaders to be trained in campaign strategy, facilitation, outreach, lobbying, and media relations. The inaugural Tenant Leadership Institute took place from February-June 2014. The next Tenant Leadership Institute will be February-June 2016. If you are interested in participating in the next Tenant Leadership Institute class, please contact Delsenia Glover at DGlover@tandn.org or 212-608-4320 ext. 308.