LEWISTON — Residents of the downtown neighborhoods in Lewiston are invited to a community dinner and tenants' rights training at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at the B-Street Community Center. The event is sponsored by the Neighborhood Housing League, a new project of the Visible Community.
The Neighborhood Housing League began with a grant from Empower Lewiston and the Sparkplug Foundation to help residents in the downtown come together, to help inform them of their responsibilities as tenants and to help them learn to effectively advocate for their rights.
The first phase of the project is nearly complete and has involved collecting 400 surveys (about 10 percent of the selected census tracts) from downtown residents to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by individuals and families in the downtown.
The gathering will offer training and answer questions about tenants' rights. Residents can share ideas about how to create better housing opportunities for people in Lewiston. Dinner will be provided and the group has invited local musicians to join the festivities.
The Visible Community is a group of downtown residents and community members working on housing and development issues in Lewiston. The Visible Community works to create and maintain a vibrant, diverse, high-quality downtown that is residential, has affordable rents and economic opportunity for the people who live here. For more information, call 754-1489.