About the Memphis collaborators
The Greater Memphis Housing Justice Project (GMHJP) is a multi-year campaign designed to conduct research, raise awareness, tell renters’ stories, and explore policy and structural changes to address the rental housing crisis in Memphis. GMHJP is a collaboration between The Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis and the Memphis Public Interest Law Center.
Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis (BCCM) is a grassroots non-profit network of multi-denominational Black congregations that use collective power to center the needs of marginalized Black Memphians and advocate in the interest of economic empowerment, criminal justice reform, and civic engagement. BCCM focuses on rental housing through its participation in the Greater Memphis Housing Justice Project, a multi-year collaboration with Memphis Public Interest Law Center. For more information on BCCM click here
Memphis Public Interest Law Center (MPILC) is a non-profit public interest law firm. MPILC is the only civil legal organization in the region designed to: 1) do advocacy work, 2) focus on renters, and 3) take a grass-roots approach to legal work. The Housing Project is MPILC’s grass-roots legal advocacy project designed to address the rental housing crisis through renter-centered research, education, and advocacy. MPILC works directly with renters and community groups to identify and execute short term and long term actions designed to change outcomes for individual tenants and to change systems that impact all tenants. A core part of MPILC’s work is the Greater Memphis Housing Justice Project. For more information on MPILC click here!