In many cases, when low-income apartments are purchased to be converted to higher income housing, tenants are only given 30 or 60-day notices to move. This can be a traumatic experience. In these cases, organizing quickly with your neighbors can be one way to:

  • Win lease extensions
  • Gain financial relocation assistance
  • In some cases, pressure the owner to allow tenants the right to remain

Sometimes, having a large number of residents and community supporters draw public attention to the issue can provide enough pressure for the owner to make the choice to do the right thing.

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In some cases, Homes For All Nashville can provide limited organizing support for tenant groups faced with immediate crisis related to no-cause eviction (ex: tenants facing lease non-renewals, displacement to unreasonable rent hike etc). In these cases, we can provide advice and facilitation for tenants who wish to attempt negotiations with their landlord and, if needed, help develop a media strategy to draw public attention to the issue at hand.

We got a notice on our door telling us that we had 30 days to move. It was shocking because we had been there for over 13 years. [When tenants started coming together] that’s when doors started opening. We felt like we had a hand with someone there to help guide us... Winning the extra two months did help. It gave us more time.
— Nasteho Abdi-Dahir, Somali Community of Middle TN
Once Homes For All got involved it did so much more not only to empower the residents but to give a sense of humanity back.
— Catherine Knowles, MNPS HERO program (Metro Nashville Public Schools Homeless Education Resource Outreach)
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Prestige Pointe and Premier West tenants secured an additional 60 days before they had to move out

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