The Summer 2012 issue of Tenant Talk went in the mail to subscribers last week. In this issue, we focus on real ways residents and tenants can get organized and take action in our communities. Naturally, we encourage everyone to get registered to vote, be informed about the issues and vote. Vote411, one of our favorite voting resources provided by the League of Women Voters, gets prominent mention as the place to go for information on voter registration, finding your polling place and more.

We also profile the creative and successful Resident Intern Program run by Charlottesville’s Public Housing Association of Residents. Resident interns learn and practice real organizing skills, creating lasting change in their communities while developing vital leadership skills of their own.

Finally, Tenant Talk presents a graduate student’s study of tenant organizing models from around the country. We talked to Emily Goldstein of Tenants and Neighbors, an NLIHC state partner and subject of the study, about the strategies they use as a successful, tenant-led organization.

To read the summer issue of Tenant Talk, download a copy online, or contact to receive a printed copy by mail.