About Us

Why We’re Fighting

Everyone is talking about  — The rapid gentrification of Brooklyn.  Rents are going up, people are being displaced and small long-time mom and pop businesses are closing. Racial profiling and ticketing harassment due to Broken Windows policing grows worse every day.

Tenants, especially those who live in non-rent stabilized housing, homeowners and small business owners are at an unfair disadvantage because they do not have access to the same legal representation that landlords and developers do.  And seems like the NYPD is above the law and can do whatever they want in our neighborhoods without impunity.

Help Us Change This !

In 2019, E4F had anti-displacement campaigns in 10 neighborhoods, including Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, East Flatbush, East New York, Flatbush, Kensington, Prospect Heights/Underhill and Williamsburg. We have expanded our housing literature to include 11 languages including  Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Haitian Kreyol, French, Korean, Japanese, Urdu, Russian, Spanish, and English.

Victory! New York State Rent Laws of 2019 from The Upstate-Downstate Housing Alliance: https://www.housingjusticeforall.org/our-platform

YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT IS CRUCIAL FOR GROWING OUR WORK IN 2020

WE TRULY NEED EVERYONE’s HELP to make this possible! 

With Your HELP— #WEWILLWIN

Yours in struggle

Imani Henry, Founder and Lead Organizer for Equality for Flatbush

Here are all the ways people can GIVE to Equality for Flatbush:

Donate By Check

Make out checks to “Equality for Flatbush” and mail to:

Equality for Flatbush
2273 Church Avenue
P.O.Box #260123
Brooklyn, NY 11226

For Tax Exempt Donations

Contact maggie@equalityforflatbush.org

E4F’s Fiscal Sponsor is
Black Alliance for Just Immigration

What We’re Facing

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Percent Increase in Brooklyn Rents Since the Year 2000

$3421

The Average Rent for a One-Bedroom Apartment in Brooklyn

The Number of New NYPD Cops  Added in 2016

How We Work

The Equality for Flatbush Project (E4F) is a people of color-led, multi-national grassroots organization which does anti-police repression, affordable housing, and anti-gentrification organizing in the Flatbush and Eash Flatbush communities or Brooklyn, NY. Currently, E4F has 17 active campaigns.

*  = Brooklyn-wide Campaign

**  =City-wide Campaign

Anti-Police Repression Work is Coordinated by E4F’s Police Accountability Working Group

 

BEFORE IT’S GONE // TAKE IT BACK: Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification is a Brooklyn-wide neighborhood and web-based response to the crisis of gentrification of Brooklyn, NY.  www.beforeitsgone.co *

Ways You Can Help

1. DONATE TO EQUALITY FOR FLATBUSH

Make a secure donation online through PayPal. You do not need a PayPal account to proceed.

2. GET INVOLVED 

Volunteers & Funds Needed:

From January 1st 2019 – March 1st 2019 E4F will be playing Organizational Catch-Up

Flatbush/East Flatbush Residents:

Join our TEXT Loop call or text: (646) 820-6039

OR add your email to The Equality for Flatbush Organizers and Members Organizing List : equality-for-flatbush-organizing-list@googlegroups.com

Brooklyn residents

Join The B4G Volunteers Gogglegroups:

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/b4g-volunteers

Current E4F Working Groups/Teams to Join:

      To get involved with E4F: Email : flatbushequality@gmail.com or call /text (646) 820-6039

Job Opportunities with E4F:

NEW  LEAD ORGANIZER
E4F seeks a Lead Organizer who is a seasoned manager, grassroots organizer, and strategist with a radically progressive political vision, commitment to people-led system change and significant experience in a people of color-led, member-driven grassroots organization. We want to grow our infrastructure in order to address COVID-19 and the crisis of violent police repression of communities of color. This existing position will direct the on-the-ground organizing and work closely with our grassroots leadership and executive director. E4F seeks someone who will thrive in a fast-paced work environment, coordinate direct actions, and facilitate processes of collective decision-making with partner groups/coalitions. This person should deeply embody our organizational principles of working from a place of revolutionary love and solidarity, fighting for justice, and the liberation of oppressed peoples.
MORE INFO & JOB DESCRIPTION

NEW  #BKSL FOOD DISTRIBUTION SPACE MANAGER
Equality for Flatbush (E4F) seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented, and self-motivated Brooklyn Shows Love Mutual Aid Project (BKSL) Space Manager. This person will work with our BKSL Food Distribution Team and the E4F community to manage a space dedicated to receiving, packing, and distributing non-perishable food and household supplies Brooklyn-wide.
MORE INFO & JOB DESCRIPTION

3. SHARE YOUR STORY DIGITALLY

BEFORE IT’S GONE / TAKE IT BACK: 
Documenting Brooklyn – Fighting Gentrification
is a neighborhood and web-based response to the crisis of gentrification of Brooklyn, NY. Visit us online and share your stories:

Follow us on social media and share our petitions, campaigns, and updates:

GET HELP

If you are a BROOKLYN residential or commercial TENANT or HOMEOWNER experiencing harassment or need housing, legal or organizing resources please contact us at:

In English: B4G@equalityforflatbush.org or (646)820-6039
En Español: EnEspanol@equalityforflatbush.org or (862)438-5060
En Kréyol: EnKreyol@equalityforflatbush.org or (707)200-3692
#NOEVICTIONZONE #MYNYCLANDLORD #BeforeItsGone

 

If you are a Brooklynite that needs free grocery/supply deliveries, tenant/rent-strike or police accountability organizing support, and other forms of material aid please can text, call, or email us at the numbers above. Visit our resources page as well.
#NOEVICTIONZONE #MYNYCLANDLORD #BeforeItsGone

 

If you are a #Brooklyn resident that has been stopped, harassed, detained, or brutalized by the police - PLEASE contact Equality for Flatbush to document it, obtain legal resources and/ or political support at policework@equalityforflatbush.org or call the numbers above.

2273 Church Avenue
POB# 260505
Brooklyn, NY 11226 

B4G@equalityforflatbush.org

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