The members of the renters’ committee met on January 15. This meeting was a recap of what happened in 2015. There were major wins including several unit repairs being made and the start of policy change discussions with city leadership. Our group also came up with strategy for the New Year including organizing more tenants in the neighborhood who are having problems in their buildings and also building a coalition with other communities in fighting together for better renting conditions. The group welcomed many new faces to the committee, and the meeting ended with how we all envisioned home to be.
For the month of February the renters’ committee will be organizing in building meetings to ensure bedbugs and pests are properly exterminated and to halt unjust evictions. To get involved contact Ross Joy at [email protected] or 612-724-7457.
More about the renters’ committee can be found at www.corcoranneighborhood.org/renters.