Local Activists Call Attention To Housing Rights

By Dean-Paul Stephens, The Times News. -

Graham, North Carolina - Amy Cooper said she and a handful of other activists came together at Court Square in Graham on Wednesday for an event touting tenants' rights while decrying [...]

And The Landlords Said ‘Fuck You’

By David Rovics. -

Portland, OR - I know it is often hard to see, but significant elements of the folks in power at various levels of government are keenly aware that we're in a crisis, and they want to avoid a [...]

Politicians Failed Us In 2020

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout. -

Even as 2020 took turns for the worst, the seeds of justice and liberation extended their roots. For decades to come, 2020 will be remembered for the failures of politicians and capitalism. In [...]

More People In The US Are Paying Rent On Credit Cards

By Chris Arnold, WBUR. -

With their savings running out, many Americans are being forced to use credit cards to pay for bills they can't afford — even their rent. Housing experts and economists say this is a blinking-red [...]

Tenants Take On The ‘City’s Worst Landlord’ With Rent Strike

By Caroline Spivak, Curbed. -

Standing outside the four-story brick apartment building in Crown Heights she calls home, Jemiah Johnson took her turn with the black megaphone. “This building is literally killing us!” the [...]

Tenants Blockade Courthouse, Shut Down Much Of Eviction Docket

By Allison Kite and Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star. -

Kansas City tenants chained themselves to the doors of the Jackson County Courthouse downtown Thursday morning and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions. The protest, [...]

Trump’s Eviction Moratorium Falls Too Short

By Tara Raghuveer, The Appeal. -

On Tuesday, when the rent was due once again and as 43 million Americans braced for possible eviction, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a nationwide eviction [...]

Landlords Pressuring Tenants To Pay Rent Are Getting Pandemic Relief

By Morgan Baskin, Washington City Paper. -

The first time she remembers protesting in the region, about 10 years ago, Tara Maxwell was outside the Virginia home of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. His wife Virginia, the target of [...]

Tenant Unions For The Future

By Hannah Black, Dissent Magazine. -

Calls to rent strike have yet to cohere into a national political movement. But as the economic crisis deepens, tenants’ fates will ultimately be decided by their level of collective [...]

Corporate Landlords Have Gotten Government Aid; Tenants Haven’t

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, The Appeal. -

The federal government has given millions of dollars to corporate landlords accused of inhumane eviction practices, poor maintenance of their buildings, and unfair rent increases.  These [...]

General Strike: The Eviction Crisis Escalates

With an estimated 17 to 40 million people at risk of losing their homes by the end of September, and with the failure of the federal government to pass an eviction moratorium or an unemployment [...]

As New York Eviction Moratorium Ends, Tension Escalates

By Popular Resistance. -

Dozens of New Yorkers marched through the streets of Brooklyn Wednesday morning before entering two landlord attorney firms buildings and Brooklyn Borough Hall calling for a ban on evictions and [...]

Looming Evictions May Soon Make 28 Million Homeless

By Annie Nova, CNBC. -

Emily Benfer began her career representing homeless families in Washington, D.C. Her first case involved a family that had been evicted after complaining to their landlord about the holes in [...]

United States: 30% Didn’t Make Their Housing Payment In June

By Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge. -

A stunning 30% of Americans didn't make their housing payment for June - a figure that is likely going to ripple through the housing industry in coming months. According to a new survey [...]

Millions Of Tenants Are Ready For A Rent Strike Revolution

By Jason Wu, Truthout. -

Calls to “cancel rent” are catching fire. First came a couple of tweets on Twitter. Then progressive firebrands like Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed the #CancelRent movement. Now, [...]

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