Our main goals are to:
We define ‘gentrification’ as a concerted, deliberate effort to price out low-to-middle income residents from neighborhoods by city government, corporations, real estate developers, and landlords in favor of renting, selling, and catering to people of higher and/or more flexible incomes. We see gentrification as an intersectional issue that is deeply connected to the ways that race, class, gender, sexuality, gender identity, age, ability, nation of origin, immigration status, physical and mental capacity, etc. impact individuals and our communities.
We know from first-hand experience that the same unscrupulous property owners who use tactics to force long-time older tenants of color out of their rent-stabilized apartments will turn around and illegally overcharge incoming younger white tenants for the same apartment.
For this very reason, we believe that all of us - long-time and new residents, communities of color and white communities, low-income and middle-class people - have a stake in the urgent struggle to save affordable housing in Brooklyn.
Tenant Associations/Building-wide Organizing of Rent-Stabilized Tenants:
To get involved contact:
B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or call /text (646)820-6039
En Español: EnEspanol@equalityforflatbush.org or call/text (513) 445-8532
En Kréyol: EnKreyol@equalityforflatbush.org or call/text (707) 200-3692