Public Housing Resident Organizing and Participation Toolkit

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Guide 3: Holding Effective Resident Council Meetings


Meetings are the primary place where neighbors come together and carry out the work of the resident council. Meetings should be productive, enjoyable, and efficient. You should meet frequently enough to ensure that residents stay engaged – usually once a month or every other month. Working groups or committees can meet between the general meetings.

Key Points

  • Resident council meetings should be both engaging and productive
  • Resident councils can promote participation through interactive decision-making

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