Early October 2021 – News and Update

EARLY-OCTOBER, 2021 – “NEWS & UPDATE”|

We normally hold our Annual Meeting on the first Tuesday of October. However, due to various scheduling difficulties, we’ve had to reschedule it for the following Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at 7:00pm. We’ve attached a notice for the Annual Meeting on the reverse side of this. Please come to the Annual Meeting and support MVUT. We’re involved in so many pro-tenant campaigns, we need everyone’s help – active and financial. Call with any questions (914) 699-1114.

At our Annual Meeting, we will be electing three (3) members to our Board of Directors. MVUT has a nine (9) meinber Board and three (3) seats come up for election every year. Members serve a three (3) year term. All paid members of MVUT are eligible to vote.  If you are interested in serving on our Board give Dennis Hanratty, the Executive Director a call at (914) 699-1114, ext. 303.

We will review lots of exciting news:

  • Eviction Prevention successes
  • Building Organizing news
  • Updates on Policy Campaigns
  • And begin making plans for the upcoming year’s Campaigns.

Come to the Annual Meeting! Get involved in one (1) or more of the important issues/campaigns listed above! Help us win more victories and become even stronger!

Two (2) Upcoming “Tenants Rights Workshops”

MVUT, along with the City of Mt. Vernon, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) and Catholic Charities of Westchester are sponsoring two (2) “Know Your Rights and Get Help” Workshops – one (1) in Spanish (October 7) and one (1) in English (October 14.) We’re enclosing a two-sided flyer with information on both workshops. Tenants can attend in person or remotely. As the flyer states – “Get Connected, Get Involved, Get Results”.

Support Tenants’ Rights!
Support Affordable Housing!!
Support MVUT!!!

Quality of Life is important. Together, we can make a difference, OPERATION BETTER LIVING

Mount Vernon Renters: Worried about eviction? Living in substandard housing? No heat or hot water in your unit? Mold, infestation, or unsanitary conditions in your bullding? Harassment problems with your landlord?

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS AND GET HELP!

The City of Mount Vernon, in coordination with Mount Vernon: United Tenants, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and Catholic Charities of Westchester presents a Zoom and in-Person workshop on the Mount Vernon Tenant Bill of Rights and tenant assistance programs to help renters pay bills, fight eviction actions, and avoid homelessness, All renters have rights to live in a safe and clean apartment, regardless of where you live or what your citizenship status is.

En Espanol

SPANISH WORKSHOP – THURSDAY OCT. 7TH @ 6 PM
In person: Church of St. Mary and Our Lady of Mount Carmel
23 S. High St, Mount Vernon-OR WATCH REMOTELY VIA ZOOM

Regístrese para el taller Conozca sus derechos (en inglés, en persona oa través de Zoom, 7 de octubre de 2021)

La ciudad de Mount Vernon, en coordinación con Mount Vernon United Tenants, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley y Catholic Charities of Westchester presenta un taller Zoom y en persona sobre la Declaración de derechos de inquilinos de Mount Vernon y programas de asistencia de área para ayudar a los inquilinos a pagar las facturas. , luchar contra las acciones de desalojo y evitar la falta de vivienda. Ingrese su información a continuación para inscribirse en el taller e indique si le gustaría asistir en persona a Iglesia de Santa María y Nuestra Señora del Monte Carmelo (312 S. 8th Ave, Mount Vernon 10550) o reciba el enlace Zoom para asistir y se le enviará uno por correo electrónico. La sesión en persona cumplirá con todas las pautas locales de detección de COVID y distanciamiento social. TODA LA INFORMACIÓN INGRESADA PERMANECERÁ CONFIDENCIAL

Zoom Link: https://uso.web.zoom.us/i/810774152747owd=WTIKTFFHMBImSTBjaWJGLzVWSIZSQT09 on Facebook.com/mountvernonny
Webinar ID; 810 7741 5274 Passcode: 344348 Telephone: 1-929-436-2866

Regístrese para el taller Conozca sus derechos

In English Only
ENGLISH WORKSHOP – THURSDAY OCT. 14TH @ 6 PM
In Person: Greater Centennial AME Zion Church
312 S 8th Avenue, Mount Vernon – Or Watch Remotely via Zoom

Register for October 14 Know Your Rights Workshop (in English, in person or via Zoom, October 14th, 2021)
The City of Mount Vernon, in coordination with Mount Vernon United Tenants, Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and Catholic Charities of Westchester presents a Zoom and In-Person workshop on the Mount Vernon Tenant Bill of Rights and area assistance programs to help renters pay bills, fight eviction actions, and avoid homelessness. Please enter your information below to get signed up for the workshop and indicate if you would like to attend in person at Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church (312 S. 8th Ave, Mount Vernon NY 10550) or receive the Zoom link to attend and one will be emailed to you. The in person session will comply with all local COVID screening and social distancing guidelines. ALL INFORMATION ENTERED WILL REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL.  Register for October 14 Know Your Rights Workshop
Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/i/81077415274?pwd=WTIKTFFhM3ImSTBfAWIGLZVWS1ZSQT09 on Facebook.com/mountvernonny
Webinar ID: 810 7741 5274 Passcode: 344348 Telephone: 1-929-436-2866Attend this workshop to learn how to:Report housing code violations (like no heat or hot water) on the CMVNY CONNECT app
Work with city building inspectors to have your apartment brought up to fair housing standards
Advocate collectively with your building for better conditions
Get legal support if you are brought to housing court
Protect yourself against harassment or retašation from your landlord
Access case management help for applying for temporary or permanent housing
Qualify for financial assistance to stay in your home

For more INFORMATION, contact:

Mount Vernon United Tenants www.MVUT.org 914-699-1114
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley: www.lshv.org | 877-574-8529
Catholic Charities (Westchester) www.catholiccharitiesny.org | 914-476-2700

Help Us Raise Funds to Improve Even More!!

Yes. I agree MVUT is doinq great work for tenants. I want to help them do even more! Enclosed find my contribution of:

$25 $50 $100 $200 $500 other

Name:

Address:

Telephone:

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Please make checks payable to MVUT and mail to MVUT at P.O. Box 2107, Mt. Vernon, NY 10551  or bring to the office at 2 Gramatan Ave. Suite 304.

Thank you!

 

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