WHAT IS EVICTION DEFENSE?
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.
PUBLIC ATTENTION CAN INDUCE OWNERS 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.
Prestige Pointe and Premier West tenants secured an additional 60 days before they had to move out
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