Ready to join the network? Working together tenants and their advocates and supporters of rental housing can expand housing rights and opportunities.
Partners: directors of rental rights and fair housing organizations
Social Service Providers who work on rental housing issues (Providers)
Tenants! Leaders, Group members, Activists, Organizers
Inclusion Partners: Community Leaders, Planners, Housing Program managers, community stakeholders working of fair and affordable rental housing, and
Advocates: working on public policy around rental housing.
RHINO needs your help RHINO needs members!-if you are working
with tenant leaders who have access to the internet, please encourage
them to join the RHINO network. With the anticipated HUD
reorganization, it will be even harder to get tenant voices heard in the
decision making process in Chicago and Detroit without a strong
grassroots base. Share the link: http://home.rhinohio.com/participate. RHINO
needs stories-Emily at COHHIO has been great about sharing stories that
highlight rental rights...but we need more input. Please take a minute
to send your best story that would be of interest to our target
audience-ordinary tenants. RHINO needs information on issues affecting tenants:
we need tenants who can testify about being tricked into a default
judgement who would be further victimized by SB29 (link). Tenants can
tell their stories here.
Utility reselling. share your experiences with property owners who charge
tenants for water, gas or electric...without a meter and with no
regulation on rates, surcharges and late fees.
Banned lists: A son
can't visit his homebound mother because the property manager put the
son on the "banned list": no evidence, no due process, no appeal. Where
does manager get the power to do that? RHINO needs to hear tenant stories
so we can convince Legal Services that this practice should be stopped.
Tenants can tell their stories here.
needs your input-what are the issues that you need to know more about?
Share your concerns with the network by hitting "Reply" or, if you are
shy, send a private email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Renters live locally, but decisions about renters are made elsewhere, usually where owners and bureaucrats live. Reaching the decision makers means knowing how to work up the ladder.
Networks are cheap-Low overhead=high independence: RHINO operates without big funders, so there's no vested interests.
Experts are everywhere: by sharing the expertise of education and the expertise of experience, RHINO members get the best of both worlds.
Community management means no one is "the boss". The community manager is in charge of making sure the process is open, on topic and civil.
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