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Upcoming Meetings

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Published: Sunday, 20 September 2015
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The following are upcoming meetings in the city. These meetings include city meetings, school board meetings, neighborhood group meetings, county meetings, etc. We also have a calendar available, which you can view HERE.  

Monday, December 21st 2015

LIBRARY AREA NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

Allentown Public Library Basement conference room 1218 W. Hamilton St. - 6:30 PM

 

EAST ALLENTOWN RITTERSVILLE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION

St. Peter's Lutheran Church 1933 Hanover Ave - 7:00 PM

 

FAIRVIEWERS NEIGHBORHOOD

Grace Lutheran Church S. Hall and Saint John St - 7:00 PM

 

Tuesday, December 22nd 2015

10th Ward North Neighborhood Association

Cigar Factory Artists’ Studios located at 707 N 4th St - 6:30 PM 

 

 

 

Submit a question

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Published: Sunday, 30 August 2015
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Submit a question Fill out the form to submit a question to us and we will post the answer to your question on our Facebook page. The question can be a tenant rights question or a question about our organization. https://www.facebook.com/AllentownTenantAssociation

 
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Our President: Julian Kern

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Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015
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President - Julian Kern

Julian Kern was born Nov.16.1985 in Allentown, PA. He has lived in Allentown since he was born and lived in several locations throughout the city. Growing up he witnessed his parents and others have landlord problems. He started to learn some of the rights renter’s have then. He and his family rented from Joe Clark in 2010 which is when he experienced first hand how a slumlord runs their business. While renting from Joe Clark he dealt with numerous situations ranging from violation of quiet enjoyment, safety hazards, city issues, and more. He got tired of how nothing was being done about illegal activity and violation of rights. He started an invisionfree forums website to expose what was occurring. Then Ken Heffentrager (Currently the VP) found the forums website and they both started talking. Ken having dealt with Joe Clark and Charles Koury they both decided to start a tenant association for the city.

Julian Kern has researched over and over about renter rights in the state and common laws. He has read over the current code for the city and knows what steps to take against landlords who refuse to fix the issues with properties. Currently he manages the association’s website and facebook page. He also performs the administration duties for the association. He documents landlord-tenant disputes and takes pictures for evidence.

Julian Kern feels very strongly for renter rights and believes every renter has the right to live in a safe and habitable home regardless of race or income. He thinks all landlords should be held accountable for any wrong doing and not keeping their properties up to code. He thinks the city is not doing enough when it comes to landlords and code enforcing. He feels there should be stricter laws against landlords who violate renter rights or don’t maintain their properties. He will continue to fight for better renting conditions and make his voice heard with the city and state.

 


 

Our Vice-President: Kenneth Heffentrager

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Published: Sunday, 18 January 2015
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Vice-President: Kenneth Heffentrager

Ken Heffentrager was born Dec. 6, 1970 in Quakertown, PA. But has lived a majority of his adult life in Allentown, mostly in the center city area which happens to be the majority of slumlords and urban blight. Through the years Ken has witnessed and been subjected to the direct effects of slumlords having dealt with a John Moore(deceased) in the 90's and more recently with Charles Koury and Joe Clark. In October 2011, Ken started researching Joe Clark and came upon a website called invisionfree and attending City Council meetings trying to address the problem of slumlords. In his dealings with invisionfree he met Julian Kern the two talked and created in December 2011 the Tenant Association of Allentown now changed to the Allentown Tenant Association in which Julian is president and Ken is the vice-president. As VP of the Association he has made it a point to attend most City Council, Zoning and other various city meetings to expose the problem of slumlords and city blight. Ken is the public relations member for the association. Ken has become very knowledgeable on issues regarding landlord-tenant laws as well as city codes and zoning ordinances that cover residential renting in the city. Also having applied for several seats on council left open by departing council members, a relative newcomer to politics he was passed over but maintains a good working relationship with City Council. He believes now is the time for a center city resident to be elected for the at large position, a true voice for the lower income families that face the slumlords day in and day out, he states "I believe this is a quality of life issue that effects every single resident in the City of Allentown".

 

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Published: Monday, 06 October 2014
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