On March 7th, 2017, the Manhattan City Commission adopted a Rental Registration Ordinance. The program will require landlords to provide information including rental unit address, number of dwelling units associated with that address, owner's name and contact information, and certification that information is complete and correct. Importantly, this information will be coupled with data at the city indicating the extent to which these properties are code compliant (e.g., how many code violations have been reported on the property and whether or not the property has undergone voluntary inspection). Rental inspections are not required.
Everybody Counts is a grassroots effort that came about as a result of a report to the USD 383 Board of Education in Fall 2013 that 250 children in the school district selfreported being homeless (this year the number is reported to be close to 350). In response to this distressing news school administrators, religious leaders, social service leaders, and community leaders and volunteers came together to identify ways to address the issue.
People of Manhattan and the surrounding area have the opportunity to come together to explore prospects for peace surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in our new political climate. On April 19th Manhattan Mennonite Church, will be hosting the Jewish and Palestinian Voices for Peace Tour at the Ecumenical Campus Ministry, 904 Sunset Avenue, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM.
Reflecting together on MAPJ’s most effective work during these past 24 years, we remembered the times when we have worked with other organizations, creating alliances and bringing people together for action on urgent social and political issues.