Tenants at 1111 Ocean Avenue are Seeing Results
With organizing support from Flatbush Tenant Coalition, tenants at 1111 Ocean Ave are fighting back for repairs and they’re finally starting to see results.
Flatbush Tenants Succeed
With organizing support from Flatbush Tenant Coalition, tenants at 1111 Ocean Ave are fighting back for repairs and they’re finally starting to see results. With more than 500 violations and scaffolding that’s been up for almost 8 years, tenants organized an association, went on rent strike, started a group court case for repairs, and are even using their eviction court cases to fight back for decent living conditions.
And they’re keeping the pressure on until they win all their demands. That’s the power of organizing! (Want to organize or re-start a tenant association in your building — call or text FTC at 718.635.2623 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Indypendent published an article titled “Organizing Gets the Goods: Flatbush Tenants Force Repairs After Decades of Neglect” which details the horrors experienced at 1111 Ocean Avenue and how long term tenants have been subjected to their landlord circumventing required repairs. After suing their landlord they’re seeing repairs trickle in.
Amba Guerguerian from the Indypendent writes:
“On Oct. 13, a ceiling collapsed in a children’s bedroom in the middle of the night in a sixth-floor apartment, raining down concrete, plaster and debris. The children weren’t in the room, but it was the fourth ceiling collapse in the building in the past year. The Department of Buildings issued a vacate order for part of the building more than four years ago, but the landlord has not made the required repairs.”