The New West Side Association, along with the Ann Arbor Alliance, was a student-renter neighborhood organization. It sought to build a broad constituency for student and renter issues in Ann Arbor by promoting affordability, accessibility, and equity. Founded by urban planning students at the University of Michigan, the NWS focused on political mobilization and student engagement to effect social and political change within the city.

As of 4/2010, the organization's home page still is intact, but a blog it linked to is gone. As of 3/1/2013, the organization's web page is no longer accessible.