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Get Involved!

Burlington Tenants United is seeking organizers to join us! We’re working towards a world where housing isn’t a commodity to be bought, hoarded, and sold; a world where we all have a safe and comfortable place to live. To get there, we need to build tenant power together!

Do you have a couple hours per week to spare? Are you interested in building tenant power to bring housing justice to Chittenden county? Are you not a landlord? Join us! Take a moment to read about the different teams and ways you can plug in to support our on-going projects:

The Education team brings tenant organizing workshops to our communities, including in languages other than English. 

You can help by: 

Time Commitment: 1 hour a week to research and do relationship building and plan workshops. This team meets monthly to check in. 

The Outreach team builds a base of empowered tenants who can educate and support each other in addressing immediate needs while working towards thorough, far-reaching solutions. 

You can help by: 

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours a week to check and respond to emails and have follow up conversations with tenants.The more people join this team the bigger we can build our movement and the more people we can help! This team meets monthly to check in. 

Association Support is encouraging the development of tenant-led associations within buildings/across multiple buildings owned by the same landlord that agitate for their shared demands and develop effective tools for their collective liberation.

You can help by: 

Time Commitment: unknown! This team is in the early stages of forming. Share your ideas for this team or hard-earned wisdom from previous organizing experience (of any kind) during monthly Association Support meetings

The Repair Squad helps tenants make minor repairs in their apartment and walk with them through the rent deduction process. As a mutual aid project organized as a part of BTU we intend to build lasting connections with tenants that will allow us to share skills and have more control over our own homes. The repair squad seeks to build a record throughout Burlington of deteriorating housing conditions that will contribute to our unionization effort.

You can help by:

Time commitment: Variable depending on the number of tenants who request aid and the type of repair. This team meets several times a month. 

The Tech Team is building a website with information and interactive tools. We are looking for people with web development or computer science experience.

You can help by:

Helpful Skills:

Time Commitment: Flexible, preferably some time every week.

Don’t have that much time to spare? No worries! We welcome everyone to be part of Burlington Tenants United in whatever capacity you have. We regularly need help creating posters and hanging flyers! Contact us to sign up for small task alerts. 
Have ideas about what we can do together? Need help? Want to join a team? Email burlingtontenantsunion@gmail.com