On Saturday, the Middle Collegiate Church is hosting a Tenant Empowerment Conference.
Here are the details via the EVG inbox…
The goal of the conference is to celebrate all of the great work that’s been done by tenant groups in New York City over the past few years.
We will also discuss the most effective means for tenants to assert their rights in the face of misbehaving landlords, rapacious developers and greedy banks.
In attendance will be tenants who have confronted predatory equity-practicing landlords (ie., Steve Croman, ICON Realty, Renaissance Properties, Jared Kushner, Samy Mahfar, Raphael Toledano, Madison Realty Capital etc.), as well as affordable housing advocates, local small business owners who are being threatened, local press, elected representatives and other interested parties from all over the city.
The conference will last from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a welcome address and a keynote speaker. There will be three panel discussions, run sequentially.
Tenant power packs, continental breakfast and lunchtime sandwiches will be provided to attendees.
The TTC (The Tenants Coalition, formerly the Toledano Tenants Coalition) and Cooper Square Committee are the co-hosts. The Middle Collegiate Church entrance is at 50 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
Here’s a slide show that that the groups put together … showing some of what tenant organizations in the city have done in the past two years: