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Housing Justice

Housing Justice and Tenant Organizing Working Group

The Housing Justice working group organizes to empower tenant against landlords and ensure housing as a human right for all.

The CCTDSA Housing Justice group was instrumental in the recent passage of a bill guaranteeing Right to Council for all tenants facing eviction, and is active in organizing tenant unions across the state.

For more information about getting involved, email housingjustice_cctdsa@riseup.net or check out these resources:

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Housing Justice and Tenant Organzing News

Seramonte Tenant Union Pushes For More Protections

Seramonte Tenant Union Pushes For More Protections

Members of Hamden’s Seramonte Tenants Union gathered outside of Town Hall the night before a highly anticipated Fair Rent Commission that will likely determine their housing fates — and pushed for long-term governmental protections for all renters. Local organizers and politicians joined tenants at the Wednesday evening rally to chant, make speeches, and display solidarity while calling on the town to draft a tenants’ rights ordinance and take actions to control abuse at housing throughout town. Read more at the New Haven...

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New Haven Fair Rent Commission officially recognizes Tenant Unions

New Haven Fair Rent Commission officially recognizes Tenant Unions

"It a really important step," Elicker said, adding that it's not just about creating more affordable units but "about ensuring that existing units remain affordable — and clean." Bermudez said, "This is a really exciting time. We wouldn't be here today if it had not been for the really strong organizing efforts of the tenants," as well as the efforts of the mayor, she said. Luke Melonakos-Harris, an organizer with the Connecticut Tenants Union, said that "an enormous amount of effort went into organizing these tenants and the other tenants organizations that we've organized around the state." Tenant unions "are about struggling" to ensure tenants get "what we deserve," Melonakos-Harris said." Read Full Article on CT...

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Upcoming Events

  • October 1, 2022: New Haven Deep Canvass 10/1/2022

    Monitor Square
    1520 Chapel St
    New Haven, CT 06511

    Hey all,

    Join us for the weekly New Haven Canvass. It's the perfect place to start doing Housing Justice work. No experience needed. We will be knocking doors and talking to tenants of Ocean properties.

    We launch at 1 pm from Monitor Square and  will canvass until 3pm.  After that, you can join us for a social hour at Koffee? on Audubon St. Street parking is easy to find at both locations.

    Bring a mask and dress for the weather.

    Of course feel free to send any questions you have to me at alexander.speiser@gmail.com


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