organizing committee bylaws bona fide election bona fide election II
2 Do you provide tangible benefits for members and neighbors?
safety audit safety patrol/neighborhood watch/monitor police calls/ doors/grounds sports, concert tickets for members social event: coffee time create tenants handbook operate tenants newsletter lease education program screening prospective tenants enhanced terms: house rules, utility allowances other charges accessibility audit health education pgms/health fairs/screening Pest management training Dispute resolution program
3 Do you provide economic development to your members and neighbors?
garden food: surplus, bulk purchase computer center/in house wi fi vending machines recycling sponsor bulk cable jobs service thrift store/regular material exchanges/neighborhood economy
4 Do you enhance citizenship of members, group.
candidates nite public policy advocacy civic participation: attend council meetings, guest speakers representation on civic groups: housing trust fund, police civilian review attend conferences & trainings participate in local coalitions sponsor festivals and events with outside/public participation Voter registration, education, mobilization
is a bona fide tenants organization?
rule, minority rights, consensus whenever possible
tenants at the property are welcome to participate
of management-management participates when invited.
to see the guidance from Secretary Carol Galante, click
on the attachment at the bottom of the Organize page
How to use the benchmarks?
You can rate your group's level of progress by using this scale.
You can get ideas for new projects and activities that will enhance your groups value to the members.
Remembers that your members CHOOSE to participates, they are not volunteers, not employees!
Members will choose to participate if they get REAL benefits in the SHORT TERM