National Day Of Action For Eviction Moratorium

By Shira Laucharoen, Dig Boston. -

Boston, MA - As part of the National Day of Action to Prevent Evictions, City Life/Vida Urbana organized a rally called “Housing Is The Cure!” on January 13. Protesters gathered outside of [...]

Eviction Moratorium Is A Useful Lesson In How Reform Happens

By Ray Valentine, Organizing Work. -

It didn’t make a lot of headlines, but in the recent stimulus and government funding deal, Congress extended what is probably the most significant federal housing policy in a generation: the [...]

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 [...]

Activist Groups Earn One-Week Stay On Evictions

By Jessica A. York, Santa Cruz Sentinel. -

Santa Cruz, CA - Local advocacy groups turned to the federal court system this week in the latest effort to prevent dispersal of a homeless encampment that swelled to an estimated 150 people this [...]

Housing Activists Are Fighting Evictions In The Streets

By Jason Koslowski and Mia Gray, Left Voices. -

Philadelphia is facing a housing crisis with little help from the Democratic city council, mayor, or governor. In the city, 5,700 people are currently unhoused. Almost a thousand sleep on the [...]

As Millions Of People Face Evictions, Here Is How People Are Fighting Back

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire in December leaving an estimated 30 million people at risk of eviction. Members of Congress are still unable to reach an agreement on a relief [...]

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 [...]

Evictions Have Led To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Additional COVID-19 Cases

By Annie Nova, CNBC. -

Expiring state eviction bans have led to hundreds of thousands of additional coronavirus cases, new research finds, raising alarm about what will happen when the national eviction moratorium [...]

As Pandemic Aid Ends, Families Face Brutal New Year

By Nigel Duara, Cal Matters. -

California - In late 2017, a house fell on Jacques Gene. The construction foreman in Cool, east of Sacramento, was inside a half-finished home when the rolling trusses that make up the [...]

Teacher’s Viral Arrest Helped Stop Evictions

By Keith Schnabel, Midwest Socialist. -

Sophia Lukatya is a Chicago Public Schools teacher. She organizes with the Chicago Teachers Union and is a member of Democratic Socialists of America. During the Lift The Ban Coalition’s protests [...]

Court Protest Aims At Boston Covid Housing Crisis

By Unicorn Riot. -

Boston, MA - Thousands of families in eastern Massachusetts face renewed risk of eviction. Governor Charlie Baker opted on October 17 to cease emergency measures to protect shelter that have been [...]

Gig Workers Hired To Evict People From Their Homes

By Dominic Gustavo, WSWS. -

A startup company by the name of Civvl is seeking to recruit temporary “gig” workers to assist landlords in evicting tenants who have been unable to pay rent in the midst of the economic [...]

With Evictions Looming, US Cities Seek Legal Help For Renters

By Carey L. Biron, -

Washington - When Shalonda Glascoe fell behind on her rent as she struggled to find a job amid the coronavirus outbreak this spring, her landlord tried to kick her out of her Baltimore home - [...]

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, [...]

This Is Why Thousands Of Renters Are Evicted Each Year

By Josh Kaplan, DCist. -

Joseph Gelletich’s life began to unravel in September of 2018, 16 days after he missed a rent payment. His landlord filed an eviction lawsuit, triggering the legal process that would [...]

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