A Range of ProgramsMission: Tenant Stability will lead to Community Stability by: Informing, educating, advocating, and organizing, tenants and people of color to take action to preserve and increase the supply of affordable housing in the metro area.
CSP provides the following programs, support, and advocacy on a regular basis:
- Tenant-landlord trainings on housing attainment, retention, rights, and responsibilities
- Individualized counseling and hotline services to tenant facing distressed situations
- Specific education on issues like tenant screenings, unlawful detainers and Expungement Assistance
- Assistance to low-income tenants in negotiations and court proceedings
- Referrals for tenants in foreclosed units or other unstable housing circumstances
- Assistance with locating resources for tenant facing eviction and Security Deposit
- Support to tenants in acting on their rights to use the Tenant Remedies Act (TRA)
- Advocacy for the enforcement and enforcement of laws such as the Cold Weather Rule
- Connection of tenants to other resources they need from job training to mental health services
A Model for Empowerment
CSP reaches new tenants through walk-ins, phone calls, referrals, and direct outreach and then immediately works to establish a relationship.
CSP offers a rotating six week tenant/landlord training, providing each with a full understanding of tenant rights and their respective responsibilities.
After forming a relationship with new tenants, CSP works with them and its community partners to identify needs and pursue new policies and programs.
CSP works with its communities and its legislators to advocate for housing policies that remove barriers and improve opportunities.