NLIHC will host “Tenant Talk Live” – a webinar with and for renter and resident leaders – next Monday, May 2, at 6 pm ET. During the webinar, we will be joined by advocates who will discuss opportunities for organizing with Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) holders. Register for the Tenant Talk Live webinar at: https://bit.ly/361rmy2
Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) help people with the lowest incomes afford housing in the private housing market by paying landlords the difference between what a household can afford to pay for rent and the actual rent requested by the owner. The HCV program is HUD’s largest rental assistance program, serving 1.8 million households. Significant work needs still to be done to strengthen tenant organizing, especially for voucher holders. In the webinar, we will focus on strategies for organizing with voucher holders. Staff from the Office of Representative Andy Levin’s (D-MI) will join the webinar to provide attendees with the chance to give feedback on the “Tenants’ Right to Organize Act,” which is soon to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives.
NLIHC will also be joined in the webinar by Bridgett A. Simmons, staff attorney at the National Housing Law Project (NHLP); Darryn Mumphery, law and policy associate at the Poverty and Race Research Council (PRRAC); and Ben Gerstein, a legislative aide with Representative Andy Levin. We hope that you’ll join our panelists to learn more about how you can organize as a voucher holder and about future legislative opportunities for strengthening tenant organizing at the federal level.
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]
Register for next Monday’s (May 2) Tenant Talk Live webinar at: bit.ly/361rmy2
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