Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants and
Fruit & Sever Tenant Association Tenant Public Hearing Event
TODAY! December 5
Public Hearing at 11 Sever Street
Today at 6 pm tenants from Fruit/Sever Merrick Apartments will come together at a Public Hearing to state their concerns and various issues surrounding their living quarters.
For the last twelve (12) months a group of dedicated and concerned tenants have been meeting regularly talking about very much needed repairs to their apartments and the sub-standard living conditions.
The feeling of being neglected and not heard has gone long enough to where the tenants feel that enough is enough and the public should know of the conditions these apartments are in.
Mold, water leaks, pest and maintenance neglect just to name a few has gone far enough where the tenants feel that the only way to get attention is by holding a public event an stating their concern publicly.
Please join us at 11 Sever Street at 6:00pm as tenants talk about their concerns and how they have been ignored.
Together we can ensure that all tenants are living in Safe and Healthy Homes! The Fruit and Sever Tenant Association are organized by tenants currently residing at the Fruit/sever Merrick apartments in partnership with Mass Alliance of HUD Tenant Organizer who come together on a monthly basis to talk about concerns and issues so that together we can ensure our home and neighborhoods are Clean, Healthy and Safe.
For more info: http://www.saveourhomes.org
About the Mass. Alliance of HUD Tenants: The Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants (MAHT) organizes, trains and provides technical assistance to more than 40 HUD tenant groups, currently representing over 8,000 predominantly low income families in Eastern and Central Massachusetts who live in privately-owned, HUD-subsidized multifamily housing. MAHT’s mission is to preserve and improve at-risk HUD buildings as permanently affordable housing with a maximum of resident participation, ownership and control.
MAHT’s strategy is to “organize the unorganized” HUD tenants in at-risk buildings before owners decide to opt out of HUD subsidy program. By joining MAHT, tenant groups can increase their collective bargaining strength and access with owners, HUD and other agencies. By building local tenant unions, area wide coalitions, and a strong national union, HUD tenants can Save Our Homes.
Founded in 1983 as the nation’s first and most accomplished area wide HUD tenant coalition, MAHT is the only resident-run, membership coalition providing organizing and technical assistance to HUD tenants in Eastern and Central Mass.