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Janet Simmons: Stepping up when a leader is needed

When a Section 8 contract for her neighbors was set to expire, Janet acted quickly to organize her neighbors, and enlisted help from HOME Line, a tenant-advocacy nonprofit, and NeighborWorks member Aeon. They wrote letters to legislators, state agencies and neighborhood groups. Their story was shared in local newspapers and online. When a community meeting was held, turnout was high.

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