Tenants Buy Properties From Negligent Landlord Who Tried To Evict Them

By Max Nesterak, Minnesota Reformer.   -

Thirty-eight families in south Minneapolis will gain ownership of their five apartment buildings after spending years battling with their landlord, Stephen Frenz, who had been trying to evict [...]

A Note From The Ministry Of Staple Guns

Rent strike organizing will not become widespread just because people are desperate.  These material circumstances need to be joined by the understanding that another world is possible.  That [...]

Corporate Landlords Should Cancel Rent, Mortgages And Utlities During COVID-19

By Sophia Lopez and Sarah Mykelburst, ACRE Action Center. -

While so many of us struggle to survive, some of the richest billionaires in the world dominate the residential real estate industry in the United States. These corporate landlords are companies [...]

Home Mortgage Delinquencies Rise By 1.6 Million In April

By Tal Axelrod, The Hill. -

Delinquencies on home mortgages spiked by a record amount last month as the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout continued to explode and government programs began allowing payment delays [...]

To Fight Neoliberalism In Cities, Planners Must Work With Activists

By Rachel Bondra, Rabble.ca. -

I was surprised, in my first week of class as a graduate student in urban planning, to hear the death knell of my chosen field. In an unco-ordinated move, each of my professors at CUNY Hunter [...]

Rent Strike 2020 A Historical Perspective

By Rob Rooke, Socialist Alternative. -

This country has been catapulted into the biggest health care, economic, and social crisis in generations. One-third of apartment renters were unable to pay their full rent in April and millions [...]

Tenants Take On Philadelphia Gentrifier

By Doris Grass, Workers.org. -

Philadelphia–A new and rapidly growing association of residential and commercial tenants of OCF Realty was formed to demand that OCF meet the needs of its tenants during the COVID-19 crisis and [...]

Cancel The Rents Activists Say Housing Is A Human Right

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

There is a growing movement of people refusing to pay their rent whether they are not able to or whether they can but they are acting in solidarity with those who can't. In this recession, tens [...]

Rich Peasants, Poor Peasants And ‘Mom-and-Pop Landlords’

By David Rovics. -

In the course of the evolving patchwork of rent strikes happening right now across the US, there is suddenly a lot of talk in the press about how much the landlords are hurting. The landlords, of [...]

May Day Action: Cancel Rent, Cancel Mortgages, Cancel Utility Bills

By Causa Justa, Popular Resistance. -

San Francisco, CA — Hundreds of tenants, unhoused residents, workers & families are joining forces this May Day to demand local, state and federal representatives use their power to cancel rent, [...]

April 25: National Day Of Car Protests To Cancel The Rents

By Cancel The Rents. -

On Saturday, April 25th cities and towns around the country will mobilize to demand: A national cancellation of all rents, mortgages for homeowners, small landlords, and small businesses, for the [...]

Why Housing Security Is Key To Environmental Justice

By Mỹ Dzung Chu, Environmental Health Network. -

Since 2018, I can often be found at our local community center—listening, learning, sharing, and strategizing around the table with community members on ways to push the city for more affordable [...]

Protect Tenants From COVID-19 By Nationalizing Landlords’ Assets

By Phillip Mendonça-Vieira, Passage. -

With the economy grinding to a halt due to the social distancing measures and emergency lockdowns imposed in order to fight COVID-19, more than a million of Canadians have lost their jobs and are [...]

California Seniors Protest Eviction With ‘Walker Brigade’

By Negin Owliaei, Inequality.org -

Just two days before Thanksgiving, the nearly 100 elderly residents of Brookdale San Pablo received an unfortunate holiday notice – they were going to be evicted. Brookdale, which operates around [...]

The Housing Crisis Is Intentional And Black Communities Are Fighting Back

By Maximillian Matthews, Blackyouthproject.com -

Horrified and traumatized, Black residents of Durham, NC surveyed the remains of their neighborhoods and businesses following the urban renewal of the late 1960s-early 1970s. The majority of [...]