Tenant Leadership Academy
The TLA is a training program for tenant organizers. We recruit tenants from mostly low-income apartment communities in Greensboro. They are invited to participate in twelve to eighteen workshops in six sessions held over a twelve-week period, covering topics that include tenant rights and obligations, access to resources, history of housing and spatial disparities in housing quality, development of leadership skills and a series of workshops on creating and implementing a tenant association. Participants are paid $250 for approximately 25 hours’ work. Graduates become members of a network of organizers who share ideas and collaborate on initiatives to improve conditions, promote collective action and advocate on housing-related policy issues.