On January 31, leaders from 7 neighborhood organizations met with City Council Members Alondra Cano, Andrew Johnson, Elizabeth Glidden, and Cam Gordon at the CNO office. This Southside United Neighborhoods (SUN) partnership presented City leaders with concerns and evidence of low livability standards in apartment housing and asked for changes to City policy and practice to ensure all residents have a safe and decent place to live. Policy makers pledged to work with SUN to further explore and address these issues. In 2011, CNO led efforts to convene 7 organizations representing the 11 Southside United Neighborhoods to explore ways to increase residents’ power and capacity in the face of diminished funding and support from local government. Improving apartment buildings and tenant power is part of a 3-plank “policy priority agenda” recently adopted by SUN with support from the 7 boards of directors.