[COMM-ORG] Metropolitan Council on Housing update

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From: Metropolitan Council on Housing <active at metcouncil.net>


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TWOdifferent opportunities to stand up for tenants' rights on Thursday,
January
19:

1) Protest New York's biggest landlord lobby group as they schmooze
politicians!
 6 p.m. - Midtown

- or -

2) Learn how to be a Tenants' Rights Hotline Volunteer - Orientation
from 5:30 p.m.
- 7 p.m. - NoHo/Village

details on both events below...
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Protest REBNY - New York's biggest landlord lobbyist, which is calling for:


*  further weakening of our rent regulation laws
* millions in tax breaks for developers & landlords
Thursday, Jan 19, 2012 - NY Hilton Hotel - 6 p.m.
Meet at West 53reet Street & 6th Ave
Subway: B,D,E to 7th Ave, N,R,Q to 57th St,
F to 57th St., 1 to 50th Street
Tenants are the 99%! And if any entity embodies what's wrong with the
power of the
wealthiest 1%, it's the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) New York's
largest
 landlord and developer lobbyist group. Next Thursday they'll be
schmoozing the
city's and state's top politicians, asking them to further weaken
rent-regulations,
and to renew of a $257 million per year tax break for landlords. How
powerful are
these lobbyists? Gov. Andrew Cuomo snuck out for lunch with REBNY
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=h4zklccab&et=1109082433508&s=3080&e=001sCVaQaaiDnCum4by394xtYscBLbG5UfyDSb8mjaa0FM9CB4gpHLLxPZYyCeLJJ6_YFO2A7anqtdNxNlF7xwcJnn-lDsPTvPf85Iu-NWvKmV0dIQTakvZ-J5vwLeIFhl8gGKH_250TkvAQObK1U4n77glGqjG2cwnJr3raaRlKm7GXWadC1vN6LZ1KjUUwnt-jsh_k9Z5h5gAuznmqXDCTYmyeIuzFTeVGE-WSUlUqrs=]
on Thursday, and Thursday's event will be packed with New York's top
politicians
 and  power brokers. Make sure they hear from tenants, too! Join Met
Council on
Housing and the Real Rent Reform campaign as we protest for stronger
rent laws and
for better enforcement of our existing tenant protections!
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Learn How To Volunteer on

Met Council on Housing's

Tenants' Rights Telephone Hotline!

Learn about volunteering on our hotline, and
Get a 1-hour crash course on tenants' rights in NYC!
All are welcome

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

339 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor   *note: walk-up building

(corner of Lafayette & Bleecker Streets in Manhattan)

Subway: 6 to Bleecker Street;

B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St.; N, R to Prince St.

RSVPs are not required,
but are appreciated: mario at metcouncil.net [mailto:mario at metcouncil.net?]
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Housing Notebook

Voice of the Tenant Movement

Tune in on Monday, January 16, 2012, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as Housing
Notebook
and Building Bridges team up for a two hour special commemorating Martin
Luther
King Jr. Day.

Housing Notebook, a production of the Metropolitan Council on Housing,
normally
airs Mondays on WBAI, 99.5 FM, from 8 to 9 PM in the New York
metropolitan area,
 and on the Internet at www.wbai.org
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=h4zklccab&et=1109082433508&s=3080&e=001sCVaQaaiDnCjghV3AE91lvQWPvY8an7rTN8dxdilullNOs3zXxPeAvtpky7bYY9aKg7UMu5--TftHI3GJwYjPSouVnsWqSxX02K_lwfoO5Y=].
Programs are archived for 90 days at www.archive.wbai.org
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=h4zklccab&et=1109082433508&s=3080&e=001sCVaQaaiDnDLcWeuW8xjm4Fn3m_Z57NqdummkDf47Vb_7YmmURh8tFR5Nm8cfShhrKw7ECPFYE8QNsfGSqJ01eL79Tb2qGrwSCHSybAkyh78TwtikmtWHA==]
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ARE YOU A MEMBER OF MET COUNCIL ON HOUSING?

Join the Metropolitan Council on Housing today and get involved in the
fight for
 decent, affordable housing!
Our members are the heart and soul of our work - leading our campaigns,
volunteering,
and providing nearly all of our financial support! We depend on the
efforts, and
 the membership dues, of people like you, for everything that we do.
To become a member and learn about the important work of Met Council on
Housing,
 go to: metcouncil.net/join.htm
[http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=h4zklccab&et=1109082433508&s=3080&e=001sCVaQaaiDnAs3aMfjvETgImRGtoQALvVf4du7DMu2KK8hjX0QCFVK8NzTvOB3GsWDoF0w_N_YiG2cySEDnHKmpbNSrZ2SXtKawBkTiLawdknbNNATil_feEvzVZj2FoC]
Members receive a free subscription to our monthly publication,
Tenant/Inquilino.
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TENANTS' RIGHTS TELEPHONE HOTLINE:

Call Met Council on Housing's tenants' rights telephone hotline at
212-979-0611
between the hours of 1:30 and 5:00 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays, for brief
answers to questions about your rights as a tenant, help in organizing a
tenant
association in your building, or referrals.
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TUESDAY NIGHT
HOUSING CLINIC

Met Council on Housing's free clinic offers tenants assistance with
landlord-tenant
disputes.
We meet at the offices of the Cooper Square Committee, located at 61
East 4th Street
in Manhattan, every
Tuesday at 6:30pm. Please arrive by 6:30 in order to be served.

Note: You may be turned away if you arrive late.
By subway: 6 to Astor Place; F to 2nd Avenue; or N/R to 8th Street.
Please bring all paperwork associated with your issue.
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In Solidarity,
Metropolitan Council on Housing


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