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Tiana Graham

2017, AmeriCorps Community Organizer, Tiana Graham

Tiana Graham

Name of Host Organization: Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
City, State: Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
Issue area: Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
Sponsors: AmeriCorps VISTA, HUD

The Project

This project will build capacity in eligible Project-based Section 8 HUD assisted properties to increase tenants' knowledge of their rights, responsibilities, and options for preserving their homes and improving their communities. 

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
This project addresses the need for preserving affordable housing in the City of Boston. The project focuses on partnering with tenant leaders to defend and expand the rights of tenants who live in project-based Section-8 housing. The project also aims to maintain neighborhood affordability.
The Right Person For This Project

Tiana is the right person for this position because she believes in preserving affordable housing in low-income communities. She also wants to empower people by informing them about their rights. Tiana enjoys engaging with people and hearing about their shared experiences and history in their communities.