The Affordable Housing Crisis-A Community Discussion with Elected Officials

When: Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford St. (corner of Lafayette Ave)

Topics will include:
Stabilizing the Affordable Housing Supply
The Expiring Rent Laws
Organizing for Action

To RSVP or for more information, contact 718.643.6140 or email ojonas [at] nysenate [dot] gov

A New Year Brings New Transitions

FUREE would like to formally announce the departure of our Lead Organizer, Lucas Shapiro.  Lucas has been with FUREE through our successes and our struggles, he will be sorely missed. 

As of December 31, 2014 Lucas has transitioned out of FUREE to focus on a collaborative project, Mayday: Read more »

Meet Shatia, FUREE's new organizer!

FUREE is thrilled to introduce to you our new community organizer, Shatia "Tia" Strother! Read more »

Letter from Val: "My Transition and the Way Forward"

August 7, 2014

Dear FUREEous Family,

Last year, as many of you know, I experienced a brain hemorrhage. It was July 24, 2013, the day of NYCHA’s Annual Plan hearing and my son’s 17th birthday. If it weren't for the quick thinking of FUREE leader Deedra Cheatham, and staff members Desiree Marshall, Les Shelton and Lucas Shapiro, I would not even be here to write this letter. Read more »

Public Housing Residents: All Out for NYCHA Annual Plan - FINAL HEARING

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Borough of Manhattan Community College

199 Chambers Street

New York, NY 10038


Join FUREE, allied organizations, and public housing residents from across NYC TOMORROW for the final hearing of NYCHA's Draft Annual Plan for the coming year.

This is your chance to hold NYCHA accountable to our community demands for repairs, respect, jobs, open community centers, and greater accountability. Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing

Oldies but Goodies - Dance Party!

When: Friday, May 30, 2014 - 8:00pm - Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 1:00am

The Brooklyn Commons - 388 Atlantic Ave in Downtown Brooklyn (between Bond and Hoyt St.)

By popular demand we're hosting an old-school party!!!
All tunes from the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's will be played. 

Bust a move on the dance-floor or chill out on the rooftop terrace.

>>Cash bar
>>>>Light refreshments served (free!)
>>>>>> $10 for singles, $15 for couples

Please come out and support us. All proceeds will go to FUREE to build people-power in Brooklyn!  Invite your people.
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Shades of Change: A FUREEous Solidarity Soirée

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY

YOU'RE INVITED!  Join us for a very special evening to support FUREE and celebrate our struggles for justice and resiliency.

Honoring: Read more »

Know Your Rights Workshop for NYCHA Residents

When: Friday, February 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Ingersoll Community Center - 177 Myrtle Ave (by Prince St.)

  • Are you being asked to relocate, “right-size” or face eviction?
  • Do you need repairs in your apartment?
  • Do you have an appearance date at 250 Broadway and don’t know if it’s time to get legal support?

LEARN ABOUT YOUR HOUSING RIGHTS AS A NYCHA TENANT AND ASK QUESTIONS FROM EXPERIENCED LAWYERS.  This will be a participatory workshop.  There may be time afterwards for residents to meet briefly with an attorney to discuss private legal matters. Read more »

Campaigns: Public Housing


Application Deadline: 

FUREE is looking for an experienced, senior-level community organizer with a solid background in organizing in low income and working class communities of color and a demonstrated capacity to build grassroots leadership. Read more »

In Loving Memory of Mama Joy

Mama Joy

Dear FUREEous Family,

It is with great sadness to announce that Joy Chatel, FUREE leader and former Board Member, passed away yesterday, January 8, 2014, from complications with her health at the New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. She is survived by her 3 children, her brother and sister, 13 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren as well as countless others that affectionately know her as Mama Joy. Read more »

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