Coalition for Economic Survival,

Tenant Outreach Organizer

1 month ago
Employment type
Full Time
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Coalition for Economic Survival (CES)'s mission is to assist working, low-income people throughout the greater Los Angeles area, and surrounding counties, in working together to empower themselves to impact the decision-making processes that affect their day-to-day lives.

CES is a grassroots multi-racial, multi-ethnic community-based organization empowering low and moderate income people to win economic and social justice in Los Angeles since 1973.

About this job

Between 2019 and 2022, 138 properties consisting of 5,530 restricted affordable units (67%) have expired or were set to expire, with 73% of the at-risk units located in properties that have received assistance from Project-based Rental Assistance (PBRA), the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), and the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

The tenant organizer will identify organizing situations and tenant leaders, train and empower tenants, develop tenant associations, campaigns and other efforts to preserve affordable housing and secure tenants' rights.

For 50 years, the Coalition for Economic Survival, L.A.'s oldest and leading tenants’ rights organization, has been organizing people for economic and social justice.

Roles & responsibilities

• Identifying, developing and supporting tenant leaders, including:

a) Developing tenants’ – ex.: meeting facilitation, negotiating with owners/management companies & government officials.

b) helping leaders learn how to choose winnable goals, and how to strategize and implement.

c) providing day-to-day strategic advice and basic administrative support.

• Organizing and supporting tenant associations, including:

a) door-to-door canvassing, leafleting and speaking at outreach meetings.

b) organizing initial building meetings and ongoing tenant association meetings.

c) preparing meeting notices, agendas, educational materials.



1) MUST have the ability to proficiently communicate in Spanish. If you are not bi-lingual English/Spanish, it's not advised you apply.

2) Good writing, speaking and research skills.

3) A valid driver’s license, insurance and a dependable car is a must.

4) Ability to work evenings and weekends. On some occasions work will require irregular and long hours.

5) A commitment to achieving economic, social and racial justice.


1) Experience in building tenant, community or labor organizations.

2) Experience in community activism.

3) Working knowledge of word processing and basic computer graphics.

4) Knowledge of landlord/tenant law and housing issues.

To apply

To apply, send (email preferred) resume and cover letter to:


FAX TO: (213) 252-4422


Tenant Organizer Position

Coalition for Economic Survival

14320 Ventura Blvd – PMB 537

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

For more information, call (213) 252-4411,, or email,

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