NLIHC will host the next session of “Tenant Talk Live” – a webinar with and for tenant and resident leaders – today (May 15) at 6 pm ET. During the webinar, NLIHC staff will join the call to discuss an upcoming Request for Input (RFI) about multifamily tenant protections being issued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA). Staff from the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO) will also join the webinar to discuss federal advocacy strategies and their work advocating for tenant protections at the local level. Register for today’s Tenant Talk Live webinar at: https://bit.ly/361rmy2
As part of the plan laid out in the Biden-Harris administration’s recently released Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights, the FHFA is to receive feedback on tenant protections that can be enforced at rental properties with federally backed mortgages. NLIHC Policy Analysts Kim Johnson and Kayla Laywell will join the webinar to discuss how attendees can become involved in the upcoming RFI process and provide effective feedback to the FHFA.
COHHIO Advocacy Director Gina Wilt will also join the call to discuss strategies for conducting advocacy meetings and to give tips about building relationships with congressional offices and improving messaging. Gina has been with COHHIO for almost six years and has an extensive advocacy background, including experience expanding a statewide Housing Trust Fund (HTF), working as a state legislative aide, and serving with a Center for Independent Living (CIL).
Don’t miss out on today’s discussion! Register at: bit.ly/361rmy2
Looking for ways to become more involved with NLIHC? Check out the following opportunities!
- NLIHC is currently recruiting members for the 2023-2024 Tenant Leader Cohort. The Cohort is a group of tenant advocates and community leaders with lived experience of housing insecurity who work towards housing justice and racial equity in their neighborhoods and greater communities. NLIHC collaborates with the Tenant Leader Cohort to inform our policy priorities so that they best reflect the needs of low-income renters. If you’re interested in becoming part of next year’s cohort, please fill out this interest form. Selections for the cohort will be made on an ongoing basis over the next few months.
- NLIHC is also asking advocates to submit your original artwork for a chance to be featured on the cover of this summer’s edition of Tenant Talk! Entries should address the theme of this summer’s edition: the role of LGBTQ+ issues in housing and homelessness. The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 26, and participants must be 18 or older. The winning submission will be featured on the cover of the forthcoming edition of Tenant Talk, and its creator will be awarded $250. Submissions can be made here. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.
- Remember, Tenant Talk Live would not be possible without tenants like you! We strive to connect and engage with tenants and tenant leaders through our webinars. If you are a low-income tenant and have a topic you would like to propose for an upcoming Tenant Talk Live, or if you would like to participate as a speaker on an upcoming call or webinar, please email: [email protected].
Webinars like Tenant Talk Live would not be possible without the support of our members. Become an NLIHC member here!