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Sept. 26th: 5th Annual West Side Tenants’ Conference

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September 2, 2009 by westsideneighborhoodalliance

CONFERENCE PROGRAM AVAILABLE HERE (subject to minor changes, room assignments TBA).

All out for the biggest, most informative, and most empowering tenant event of the year!

The West Side Neighborhood Alliance will also be taking the lead on a number of workshops this time around.  Our Illegal Hotels Committee are hosting one, our Clean Air Campaign will educate tenants on how to keep their homes asthma-free, and WSNA en Español will be hosting a workshop in Spanish on how to organize in your building.  Join us!

DATE: SATURDAY SEPT. 26th  10AM-4PM

LOCATION: FORDHAM UNIVERSITY AT LINCOLN CENTER

Lowenstein Building – 113 WEST 60TH ST. at COLUMBUS AVE.

TRAIN: A,B,C,D,1   BUS: M11,5,7,10,20,37,57,104

Keynote speaker: U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler

WORKSHOP TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to find affordable housing
  • Saving $$$ on energy bills
  • Stopping illegal hotels
  • Update on laws for tenants
  • The Rent Guidelines Board
  • NYCHA housing
  • Organizing in your building
  • How to get repairs done
  • Navigating DHCR
  • The economic crisis and housing
  • Housing benefits for seniors
  • Asthma-free homes
  • Getting help with rent arrears
  • Section 8 & Mitchell-Lama
  • How Housing Court works

Free breakfast and lunch for all participants!  Free child care!

CONFERENCE IS FREE – MORE INFO/RSVP TO 212-541-5996 x24 or events@hcc-nyc.org

SPONSORED BY: Housing Conservation Coordinators * Fordham University Law School Housing Advocacy Project * Housing Court Answers * The Legal Aid Society * Legal Services for New York City–Manhattan Office * MFY Legal Services * New York Immigration Coalition * Tenants & Neighbors * West Side Neighborhood Alliance * West Side SRO Law Project * U.S. Rep Jerrold Nadler * Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer * State Senator Tom Duane * Assembly Member Richard Gottfried * State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal * City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn * Council Member Gale Brewer

Click here for a conference flyer to put up in your building, on your block and to pass around to your friends, family and neighbors.

Haz clic aqui por el boletin en Español para repartir a sus amigos, familia y vecinos.

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