Mt Airy Tenants Meet

June 6, 2023

WMAN has been getting calls and emails for the past 18 months from tenants facing incredibly challenging issues in some of the large apartment buildings in our community. In one building heat was off for 5 days, with residents being forced to heat their apartments with their ovens.  In another building the laundry room continually floods with sewage. The list goes on and on.

On Monday, May 22nd, WMAN hosted the first of a series of Tenant Meetings at Grace Baptist Church.  The aims were to build community, share resources and information from tenants rights organizations, and generate a list of common concerns, issues, and questions that we can share with local politicians. While we struggled to get the flyers into the hands of tenants inside apartment buildings, 35  tenants did attend, as well as the Fair Housing Commissioner, and other tenant advocacy experts.  The discussion was productive and insightful, and we look forward to bringing more neighbors together in future sessions.