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Stephanie De La Cruz Mendoza

2017, AmeriCorps Community Organizer, Stephanie De La Cruz Mendoza

Stephanie De La Cruz Mendoza

Name of Host Organization: Tenants & Neighbors
City, State: New York, New York
Issue area: Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
Sponsors: AmeriCorps VISTA, HUD

The Project

To increase tenant outreach and training capacity of qualified local nonprofit organizations; while building capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal aid over the course of the project.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
Building Capacity of tenant associations in eligible Project-based Section 8 HUD assisted properties to increase tenants' knowledge of their rights, responsibilities, and options for preserving their homes and communities.
The Right Person For This Project

As an individual recently displaced by hurricane Maria, Stephanie is passionate about deterring the displacement of others from their homes. She hold s a strong belief in the rights that people have as tenants to organize and form community to overcome the problems they face. For these reasons Stephanie believes she is the right person for this project.