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 [...]

US GDP Collapses And Economic Rebound Fades

By JackRasmus.com. -

This past week US economy collapsed in the 2nd quarter by 32.9% at annual rate and nearly 10% just for the April-June period. Never before in modern US history—not even in the worse quarters of [...]

28 Million Evictions Loom As Houses Sit Empty

By Lee Camp, Consortium News. -

Congress’s inability to actually represent the real-live human beings of America, combined with an economic system that rewards lack of empathy and an excess of greed, has brought us to a dark [...]

As Mass Evictions Loom, Practical Advice For Housing Takeovers

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Federal protection against housing evictions has expired and local and state governments are not stepping up to fill in the gap leaving tens of millions of families vulnerable to homelessness [...]

Democrats Offer Half-Hearted Measures To Impending Eviction Crisis

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

The best defense against a raging pandemic that has already claimed over 152,000 American lives is simply to stay home. But even this could soon become impossible for millions, as the United [...]

Hiding In Plain Sight: The Poor People’s Justice Movement

By Belinda Davis, BlackAgenda Report.   -

PPEHRC, constituted by poor people organizing themselves, has been once again highly visible, in rising up against the radically increased precarity that COVID has visited on vast [...]

Single Mothers And Children Take Over Abandoned Public Buildings

By Mindy Isser, In These Times. -

In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost [...]

Housing Rules Could Force Newly Released Prisoners Into Homelessness

By Jerry Iannelli, The Appeal. -

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the population of New York City’s jails has been nearly halved. According to New York state data, the city’s average daily jail population dropped from 7,214 [...]

Without Immediate Action, Millions Of People Will Be Evicted In The Coming Months

By Jannine Jackson, FAIR. -

From the beginning, we have seen that if the federal government didn’t intervene in a really significant and sustained way, that we would see a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness. And [...]

Why The Labor Movement Should Support The ‘Beyond Recovery’ Campaign

By Stephanie Luce, Labor Notes. -

Even before the pandemic, a large share of Americans cited housing availability and affordability as a major and growing concern. With rising unemployment, housing experts are predicting that 20 [...]

Philadelphia Protest: ‘Housing Is Dignity!’

By Betsey Piette, Workers World. -

Residents of the James Talib-Dean tent encampment, set up on June 11 on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia, held a press conference July 13 to denounce city plans to evict them. [...]

One Of The Wealthiest States Might Pass An Opportunity To Tackle Housing Segregation

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, The Connecticut Mirror. -

Despite its liberal reputation — and Democrats controlling the legislature for the last 23 years and the governor’s mansion for nine — Connecticut is one of the most segregated places in the [...]

What It’s Like To Not Pay Rent, According To Striking Tenants

By Caroline Spivack, Valeria Ricciulli, and Diana Budds, NY Curbed. -

Defective locks make for dubious building security. Walls sag with water damage and look as if they’re melting. An infestation of vermin plagues apartments. These are the conditions that some [...]

Housing Activists Unite To Fight Mass Evictions And Defund Police

By Candice Bernd, Truthout. -

As COVID-19’s second wave bears down, nearly half of all states’ eviction moratoria have already expired or are set to expire in the next two months. A federal moratorium that bans evictions of [...]

Homeless Philadelphians Moving Into Vacant City-Owned Homes

By Unicorn Riot. -

Philadelphia, PA – Housing advocates plan to reveal today that they’ve facilitated moving previously-unhoused city residents into “vacant, viable” homes in North Philly owned by the Philadelphia [...]