NYC Fellowship for Affordable Housing

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211 East 43rd St.
New York
United States

About Us

New York City Fellowship for Affordable Housing Information and Application

Housing is a basic human right. However, New Yorkers have been fighting for the many years to keep affordable housing in New York City as landlords have been actively trying to deregulate rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments, and developers have been receiving tax breaks to provide non-sustainable affordable housing. Across the city, many residents and tenants are organizing to fight for their right to housing.

In an effort to involve college students in the housing movement, housing organizations and coalitions, such as the East Side Housing Coalition, in coordination with Fifth Avenue Community, Housing Conservation Coordinators, Metropolitan Council on Housing, The Manhattan Young Democrats, Tenants & Neighbors, Pratt Area Community Council, and others, have launched the New York City Fellowship for Affordable Housing. The fellowship is an opportunity for college students to get directly involved with affordable housing campaigns all across New York City, and get students involved with raising awareness about affordable housing among youth in New York City.

The program consists of an internship placement in a housing advocacy organization, seminars to obtain knowledge, advocacy and organizing skills and fellow driven collaborative project to create a city-wide campaign. The internship component will consist of direct service work (10-15 hours a week) around tenants rights and housing law, grassroots organizing, outreach, and participatory action research. The organizations are willing to work with students to arrange for class credit with their college.

Sample Housing Organizations (Final list is TBA):

The Metropolitan Council on Housing A membership organization comprised of tenants across New York City who believe in the motto of ‘housing for people, not profit’. We organize, mobilize, and advocate for stronger tenant protections and better affordable housing programs and policies.

Pratt Area Community Council (PACC) PACC embraces a vision in which people strive together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community in central Brooklyn.

Tenants & Neighbors Tenants & Neighbors is a grassroots organization that harnesses tenant power to preserve at-risk affordable housing and to strengthen and expand tenants' rights in New York State. Through organizing, education, leadership development, and grassroots mobilization, Tenants & Neighbors is building a strong and unified tenant movement that has the knowledge and power to effect real change.

Application instructions To submit an application please fill out the form below and email your resume to Optional recommendation letters can be submitted directly to the email address by recommenders from their work or school email address.


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