PeaceWorks Rochester

City-Wide Tenant Meeting

Description: City-Wide Tenant Meeting

December 7, 2017 at 6pm, in the Common Room of Southview Towers (500 South Ave. Rochester), will be the first in a series of City-Wide Tenant Meetings to defend and expand tenant rights in Rochester, NY.

With more than 12,000 evictions a year in Rochester and rents rising faster than incomes in many neighborhoods across the city, tenants are organizing to win basic rights to live in dignified affordable housing. We will begin to build a collective response to support tenants facing the habitability crisis at Southview Towers, tenants who are being threatened to have to their Section 8 taken away at Manhattan Square and the Savannah downtown.

In addition, we will work toward a shared strategy, in conjunction with groups across the state to achieve rent stabilization, protections against unjust evictions and increased abilities for tenants to enforce necessary repairs.

All supporters of tenants' rights are welcome. Community support will be necessary win changes in to tenant-led efforts. If you would like to support the effort but can't make the meeting send an email to

The meeting with be hosted by the Southview Towers Tenant Union and Take Back the Land Rochester.
Location: Common Room of Southview Towers (500 South Ave. Rochester)
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm EST
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:54am GMT