Read Sherryann’s full closing statement below: Good afternoon, my name is Sherryann Bain and I’m a tenant leader in the Flatbush Tenant Coalition, a resident of Assembly District 43 and Senate District 20, a parent, and a human being.  I’m here to give a closing statement on behalf of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition and […]


Speaking truth to power and holding elected officials’ feet to the fire.  THIS is what democracy looks like. And that’s why our community packed the house this past Saturday at our hugely successful 2016 NY State Assembly and Senate Candidate Forum! The auditorium was filled to capacity; Our tenant leaders got candidates on the record […]


Last night, NYC tenants made history for a second year in a row with another rent freeze from the RGB:  0% for one year lease renewals, and 2% for two year lease renewals! It took months of rallies, media coverage, and the testimony of hundreds of tenants who all told the RGB that another increase […]


Testimony delivered by Flatbush Coalition Leader, Thomas Williams, at Rent Guidelines Board Brooklyn Hearing on Monday June 13, 2015: Good evening.  My name is Thomas Williams and I am a tenant leader and a member of the Flatbush Tenant Coalition. I live 538 E. 21st Street owned by Shamco – SHAMECO – a predatory equity landlord. I […]

The Coalition’s hiring!! We have two positions — a full-time Bilingual Housing Specialist AND a part-time Bilingual Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator.  Check out the attached job ads for more details. And below are some employment opportunities with local community organizations:BCOEC job ad FTCHousing Specialist — Flatbush Tenant Coalition at FDC Become a Paid CNL Organizing Apprentice- […]

Curt BTU

Join us this Saturday, Dec. 20th at 10:30 a.m. for a rally & march to demand that Albany strengthens the rent regulation system and preserves the biggest source of affordable housing in south Brooklyn: rent stabilized apartments. The rent laws — the whole rent regulation system — expires on June 15, 2015.  Landlords are using that as […]

   Together with other Brooklyn tenant advocacy groups, our Coalition leaders finally forced the city to move Brooklyn Housing Court to an accessible, decent location.  The city is allocating $100M to make it happen!!  And believe us, we’re going to fight to make it happen far sooner than the administration thinks.  And we’re going to […]

Check out the NY Foundation story about their wonderful Summer Internship program that brings organizing interns to dozens of organizations in NYC.  This summer, our two interns – Rosaly & Jherelle – got to work with some of our wonderful tenant leaders to document the harassment happening in their buildings.  And they conducted some impressive […]

  Today was the first hearing of the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB), which decides how much rents increase every year in NYC.  The Mayor appoints all 9 members of the board, and during his campaign Mayor de Blasio supported a rent freeze.  Coalition leaders Iva, Redoneva, Paulette, Marquetta, Jean, Gordon, and Lloyd joined more than two […]

New York Foundation reports on our recent celebration of the hard work and success at Homewood Gardens


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