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Upcoming Events

Spring is a busy time of year for the tenant movement. We'd love to see you at the following events!


Saturday, April 26th at 1 pm:

Schomburg Plaza Rally:

Join the tenant association at the Schomburg as they rally for improved conditions and affordability preservation of their development! The tenants have recently gone on a rent strike over bad conditions. Additionally, their building is up for sale, along with other developments, in the Putnam portfolio owned by Urban American for a severely overleveraged price. Join Tenants & Neighbors members, elected officials, and the tenants at Schomburg Plaza at Frawley Circle in front of 1295 5th Avenue! To RSVP, contact, Katie Goldstein at Kgoldstein@tandn.org.


Sunday, April 27th from 2-5 pm:

Senator Daniel Squadron's Community Meeting:

Join Senator Squadron's Community Convention on Sunday, April 27th from 2 pm to 5 pm at Seward Park Educational Campus located at 350 Grand Street on the Lower East Side. "Affordable Housing and Tenants Rights" will be a topic covered at the convention. To RSVP, click on http://www.nysenate.gov/webform/rsvp-senator-squadrons-sixth-annual-community-convention-sunday-april-27th


Thursday, May 1st at 1 pm:

Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption City Council Hearing:

The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption was expanded to include tenants with incomes up to $50,000 from $29,000 for Mitchell-Lama Tenants and rent-regulated tenants where their rent is over 1/3 of their income. This is a major victory for senior tenants, and will make the difference between tenants being able to stay in their home or being displaced. The next step for this to be approved is that it needs to go through the City Council, and Councilmember Margaret Chin introduced Intro No. 243 to increase the income qualifications. Join Tenants & Neighbors at the City Council Hearing in the City Council Chambers on Thursday, May 1st at 1 pm to testify for this important protection for senior tenants.  To RSVP, contact Delsenia Glover at Dglover@tandn.org.


Monday, May 5th at 9 am:

Rent Guidelines Board Preliminary Vote:

On Monday, May 5th at 5 pm at 1 Bowling Green, join Tenants & Neighbors and allied organizations to rally for a rent freeze at the Rent Guidelines Board Preliminary Vote! We will rally with elected officials and tenants to make our voices heard about why it is so important for a rent freeze for rent-stabilized tenants! To RSVP, contact Delsenia Glover at Dglover@tandn.org.

What's Happening Now?

News: Katie Goldstein, New Executive Director

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the staff, we are pleased to announce that Katie Goldstein will be the Executive Director of Tenants & Neighbors. Katie has been on Tenants & Neighbors' staff since 2007, most recently as the Director of Organizing, where she led policy and legislative campaigns, field organizing, and education and leadership development initiatives. She succeeds Maggie Russell-Ciardi.

"Katie has a powerful combination of experience, skills, and commitment that we have seen in all of her roles in the organization," says Ricardo Gotla, Tenants & Neighbors Board President. "She has been a strong leader in Tenants & Neighbors and in the wider tenant movement, and will only strengthen the New York State tenant movement in this new role."      


Katie has had experience in tenant, community, faith-based, immigrants' rights, and labor organizing over her past ten years as an organizer. She has worked at Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, is a graduate of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, and is a participatory budgeting facilitator in her neighborhood of Kensington, Brooklyn.  She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Global Studies.

"I am both thrilled and humbled to become the leader of such a powerful grassroots tenant organization. Tenants & Neighbors' work is about protecting the soul of the city, and making sure that New York is affordable and diverse for generations to come," says Katie Goldstein, Executive Director of Tenants & Neighbors. "The next few years will be extremely important for the tenant movement, and I am looking forward to working with our dedicated board, staff, members, and allies in the field to fulfill the organization's mission as the statewide center of power for tenants."

Tenants & Neighbors is a grassroots organization that helps tenants build and wield their power to preserve at-risk affordable housing and strengthen tenants' rights in New York. 


Please join us in welcoming Katie into this new role by making a donation to Tenants & Neighbors at http://www.tandn.org/donate.html


How We Assist Tenants

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Information Service

Answer Your Questions
about Tenants' Rights

We can answer questions you may have about your rights as a tenant. Email your question to us at info@tandn.org or give us a call at 212-608-4320. Rent regulated tenants, please call extension 314. Other tenants, please call extension 400.

Help You Organize
a Tenant Association

If you would like to start a tenant association in your building or revitalize an existing tenant association, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.

Help You Organize
a Building Campaign

If your tenant association would like to organize a campaign around an issue in your building, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.

New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition

Help You Organize
a System Change Campaign

We have a number of ongoing campaigns to address the underlying causes of loss of affordability. The best way to get involved is to join one of our Tenant Leadership Committees, which help us determine campaign goals and plan strategies and tactics. For more information, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-609-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.

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Annual dues are only $35 for individuals, $10 for youth under 25 and low-income people. Click here to join the New York State Tenants & Neighbors Coalition. As soon as you join, we'll send you a membership card in the mail. Your tenant association can also join as an organizational member. For more information, contact Miriam Serrano at 212-608-4320 ext. 314.

Join a Tenant Leadership Committe
The committees typically meet on a monthly basis, in the evenings, and they help us plan and carry out our campaigns. We provide training and leadership development to committee members. If you are interested, contact Katie Goldstein at 212-608-4320 ext. 400 or email kgoldstein@tandn.org.