The Surreal Estate

Perspectives on Tenant Organizing from the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board

Resources

Below is a collection of resources for affordable housing tenants and advocates.

Tenant Resources

Research and Reports

  • Predatory Equity: Affordable Housing Under Attack: Our take on what’s happening in multi-family real-estate today
  • Mapping Six NYC Slumlords: This map illustrates buildings where 6 major NY slumlords have successfully bought and deregulated apartments, forcing tenants out and permanently decreasing NY’s stock of affordable housing.
  • Getting Started on Predatory Equity Research in Your City: This guide, developed by Tom Waters for the Community Service Society, is a handy way to learn more about Predatory Equity and begin to fight it in your community!
  • Predatory Equity: Evolution of a Crisis: This guide, produced by ANHD, summarizes the Predatory Equity cycle between 2005-2009, and can be a useful guide to gain a better understanding of how Predatory Equity functions in NYC.
  • Breaking the BanksThis report details our several year long campaign against New York Community Bank and explores how tenants and community groups worked with the bank to create a replicable program for revitalizing distressed rental housing across New York City.
  • The Crown Heights Tenant Union Demands: A list of ten demands written and ratified by tenants of Crown Heights that they hope to get landlords to agree to in order to fight the cycle of displacement and rent-overcharges which is destroying the neighborhood.

One response to “Resources

  1. Pingback: Speculative Buyers, Stay Away! This round is “Tenant’s Choice” | The SurRealEstate

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,203 other followers