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CES’ first organizing campaigns focused on transportation, utilities, affordable food, and employment issues. These campaigns successfully held back bus fare and utility rate increases, lowered milk prices and fought for the rights of the unemployed.
As rents skyrocketed during the mid-1970s, tenants' rights, rent control and preserving affordable housing became CES’ priorities.
CES focuses on educating low and moderate tenants about their rights to affordable, decent and safe housing, to train and empower them to take action to protect and advocate for their rights, and to build powerful, participatory tenant organizations of low income and working class people to work together toward these goals.
The following are some of CES’ significant accomplishments:
Providing thousands of renters with crucial information to protect their rights at CES' twice-weekly Tenants' Rights Clinic.