Public Housing Resident Organizing and Participation Toolkit

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Guide 6: Partnering with Local and Community Organizations


Strong resident councils benefit from working with other organizations. Partnering with community-based organizations allows resident councils to bring programs and services to your communities, receive training, and respond to issues. Partnerships can help residents respond to community needs and improve your housing and quality of life.

Key Points

This guide will provide information on how to:

  • Assess community needs through outreach, conversations, surveys, and committee work
  • Learn which organizations are already doing this work in your community
  • Work with the housing authority to bring in partners
  • Plan with community partners to create the most impact

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