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Perspectives on Tenant Organizing from the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board

Today’s Update: Organizers in Cuffs?

We’re on our way to a first tenant meeting in Harlem. The building has 194 Housing Code Violations, on 26 units, so it more than qualifies for the statutory definition of distressed (3 or more code violations per unit.)

We just got a phone call, from “Ralph,” who claims to be both a real estate broker and friend of the management. He claimed he was saving us from the wrath of the management company, but he still managed to swear up and down, belittle UHAB AND the tenants in the building, and promise me that Elyssa and I would be leaving the building in cuffs.

We’re ready – armed with copies of the tenants right to organize. Check back tomorrow for videos of crazy landlords and stories – hopefully not of a night in jail.

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One response to “Today’s Update: Organizers in Cuffs?

  1. Pingback: Suprise, Suprise, We’re still here. | The SurRealEstate

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