What is International Tenants' Day
International Tenants' Day Globally
International Tenants' Day is a day where the world celebrates tenancy
International Tenants' Day originated in 1986 when the French tenant organisation CNL proposed a special world day for tenants. The council of the International Union of Tenants agreed, and decided that it coincide with World Habitat Day (the first Monday in October).
On this day throughout the world housing and tenancy issues are promoted and expounded. Issues such as rights for tenants, affordable rental, and tenant participation in all matters related to housing highlight the universality of tenancy.
Each year, events are held across the globe to mark International Tenants’ Day and act as a prompt to tenants to be aware of their rights and for the wider community to be aware of tenancy issues.
The International Union of Tenants' has its own ITD theme each year. For more information about the IUT and to find out about global 2018 events visit their website at http://www.iut.nu/
International Tenants' Day in Canberra
Also Known As: ITDCBR
One day simple wasn't enough for the ACT
Quickly, one day wasn't enough, and so ITDCBR is now celebrated over several weeks. With each year having a different theme, the weeks are marked with diverse arts and culture activities, including: the annual art competition and exhibition, free workshops, live music events and a film screening.
This day coincides not only with the Labour Day long weekend, but also school holidays.
ITDCBR is intended to celebrate the role of tenants in the CBR community and promote tenants’ and the wider community’s awareness of:
- Tenancy rights and responsibilities
- Where to go for tenancy advice and information
- Tenancy issues, and
- How to affect change regarding tenancy and housing
Tenants' Union ACT is funded by the ACT Justice & Community Safety Directorate
ITDCBR events are made possible thanks to funding from Housing ACT, a division of the ACT Community Services Directorate