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Late June 2016 News and Updates

*We do not schedule monthly General Membership Meetings for the summer months of July and August.  Therefore, tenants and friends will have to rely on our mailings for information.

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Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

Mount Vernon United Tenants Office
2 Gramatan Avenue, Suite 312
Mt. Vernon, NY

At our Annual Meeting, we will be electing three (3) members to our Board of Directors.  MVUT has a nine (9) member Board and three (3) seats come up for election every year.  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 the annual meeting, we will review lots of exciting news:

  • Eviction Prevention Successes
  • Building Organizing News
  • Updates on Policy Campaigns, including
    – Economic Inequality
    – “Real Rent Reform” R3 Campaign
    – “Bed Bug” Education
    – Westchester County Discrimination Lawsuit/”Source
    of Income” legislation
    Furniture Sharehouse
    – Disabled Rent Increase Exemption (DRIE)
    – Voter Education

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!

Help us raise funds to improve even more!!

Refreshments served afterwards.

Please call 699-1114, ext. 303 for more information.



2011 MVUT Achievements, and Current Priorities

Dear MVUT Supporter,

Thank you for your continuing support for Mount Vernon United Tenants.  2011 was a really tough year for us financially.  We’ve run a deficit all year long, as the County Executive took our critically needed eviction-prevention funding out of the County budget.  We need support from friends and members like you, as much as ever.

Despite the lack of funding, we’ve still done some incredible things:

— We were the lone non-NYC organizaiton in the Real Rent Reform (R3) campaign that got our state rent laws renewed and strengthened.  This is the first time in nearly twenty (20) years when the laws weren’t weakened!
— Stopped over 150 evictions!
— Successfully rehoused over twenty (20+) individuals/families!
— Helped organize eighteen (18) building tenant associations!
— Secured free, quality used furniture for over sixty (60) families!
— Participated in various coalitions (locally, countywide, regional, statewide) that resulted in improved public policy, most recently as a lead organizaiton on the local campaign for the extension of the “millionaire’s tax.”

We’re working hard right now on a number of fronts:

— As a lead organizer in the Hudson Valley Coalition for a Fair Economy.
— Fighting for restoration of funds in the Neighborhood Preservation Program (MVUT’s largest funding source).
— Participating with the R3 Campaign to strengthen the State’s Rent Laws.
— Working with the Westchester Non-Profit Housing Coalition to ensure Westchester County’s compliance with the historic “Settlement” for 750 “Fair and Affordable” units.
— Preparing for the upcoming (late Spring) Westchester Rent Guidelines Board Hearings.

We’re working non-stop to keep tenants’ hosuing safe, dignified and affordable!!

You have helped us to carry on this work.   Thank you!!  To do even more, we ask that you consider continuing to support us with a generous financial contribution.  Please encourage your neighbors to support us as well.


Dennis Hanratty
Executive Director

Click here for a PDF version of this letter.