Tenant Advocacy

Tenant Advocacy

We serve tenants who have had problems with the quality and conditions of rentals in neighborhoods throughout the city, tackling our housing crisis one slumlord at a time.

Tenant Advocacy

We serve tenants who have had problems with the quality and conditions of rentals in neighborhoods throughout the city, tackling our housing crisis one slumlord at a time.

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Aminah Johnson
(Tenant Advocate)
716-884-0356 ext. 218

Range: All of Buffalo and Lackawanna. 

 

Walk-ins accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Aminah might be unavailable due to court appearances and onsite tenant meetings at a tenant’s apartment.

Services

  • Court liaison between tenants and defense lawyers in Landlord Tenant Court.
  • Witness in small claims based on photographs of slumlords’ apartments.
  • Document neglect caused by slum landlords who haven’t done repairs.
  • Acts as a mediator between landlord, tenant, and City inspector. Landlords do not want to go to court.

Legal Council

Aminah along with John Washington, Co-director of Organizing, have joinied up with UB law students and local attorneys to provide services and education for tenants.

Tenant Advocacy Events
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Resources

The following support documents provide additional information on Tenants’ Rights.

Tenants’ Rights Guide (PDF)
provided by NYS Attorney General

 

Guía De Los Derechos Del Inquilino (PDF)
provided by NYS Attorney General

 

Housing guide (External)
provided by Neighborhood Legal Services

 

Lead Paint Poisoning Guide (External)
provided by NYS Attorney General

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Aminah Johnson
(Tenant Advocate)
716-884-0356 ext. 218

Range: All of Buffalo and Lackawanna. 

 

Walk-ins accepted, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Aminah might be unavailable due to court appearances and onsite tenant meetings at a tenant’s apartment.