LiBRE is a grassroots tenant-led organization group constantly innovating with new organizing models based on what we learn with community members. Our vision of social housing, tenant councils, corporate campaigns, neighborhood-based tenant groups, HUD building tenant unions, and coalition work strives to build Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC) tenant power to win systemic housing justice change.
Our work is possible thanks to donations and funding from community members and foundations who believe in the transformative power of communities organizing to put an end to displacement and ensure housing as a human right.
Send a Letter to your Council Member!
The number of evictions cases in our city continue to increase each year, and when tenants don't have access to adequate legal representation, they counter higher risks of being displaced from their home and pushed into homelessness.
We're calling on our city council members to prioritize funding $2.9 million towards a stronger, expanded right to counsel program in their upcoming budget cycle.
Join us in support of right to council in Long Beach by sending a letter to your city council member in the form below.
Neighborhood Tenant Organizing
LiBRE is committed to organizing and creating a movement that centers on the experience of tenants in the face of gentrification, growing rent burden, and displacement. It takes the lessons from building-specific community fights and connects tenants to broader policy issues. If you're interested in improving living conditions in your building, contact email@example.com
HUD Tenant Organizing
In partnership with Americorps, LiBRE has brought on a team to help build the capacity of tenant associations in eligible Section 8 HUD-assisted properties and build their capacity through outreach, education, leadership development, and connecting to legal services. If you live in a Section 8 HUD-assisted building and interested in learning more about your rights, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Housed Long Beach
Stay Housed Long Beach provides residents with Know-Your-Rights information and connects them with the legal support that helps them prevent evictions and illegal rent increases. The program intends to avert homelessness by keeping community members in their homes. For more information about upcoming Know-Your-Rights workshops, contact email@example.com
Community Land Trust
Housing for All Long Beach Community Land Trust (CLT) is being formed with the direct support of LiBRE. A CLT t is one of many different ways to stabilize land use for the
people by purchasing land to keep it off the market forever. This model promotes community stewardship of the land and housing for the public good. Stay tuned for the official launch of this project and for more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org