No Evictions For 30+ Families In Philadelphia Takeover Houses

By National Lawyers Guild and Poor People's Army, Popular Resistance. -

The National Lawyers Guild stands in solidarity with the Poor People’s Army and all of the 30+ families that are sheltered in homes that are reclaimed, abandoned properties in Philadelphia. Three [...]

An Improbable Vanguard Of Poor People Is ‘Reclaiming’ Vacant Homes

By Robin Urevich, Capital and Main. -

On the night before Thanksgiving last year, Sasha Atkins, a 31-year-old hair stylist and single mom, hauled a few carefully chosen belongings – her phone, blankets, pillows and a laptop – into a [...]

Louisville Is Failing Homeless People This Winter

By Emma Austin, Louisville Courier Journal. -

As much of Louisville remains under a layer of ice and with another winter storm on the way, the city is doing nothing to keep alive its homeless population, several advocates contended Saturday [...]

Every New Yorker Has A Right To A Roof

By Jose Lopez and Barika Williams, Gotham Gazette. -

Well before the beginning of the pandemic that has turned life upside down, New Yorkers already faced a devastating affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Even without the dramatic wave of [...]

US-Wide Eviction Ban Could Have Prevented Thousands Of COVID-19 Deaths

By Jake Blumgart, City Monitor. -

Julie Rey has been living on the edge of eviction for much of the Covid-19 pandemic. She’s a 42-year-old mother of two, and her family has also been especially afraid of infection, as her [...]

Austin Will Use Money Cut From Police Budget For Supportive Housing

By Meg O'Connor, The Appeal. -

Texas - The Austin City Council voted today to purchase one hotel and turn it into 60 units of permanent supportive housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness. The vote to purchase a [...]

Cheaper Solar Power Means Low-income Families Can Also Benefit

By Galen Barbose, Eric O’Shaughnessy, and Ryan Wiser, DeSmog Blog. -

Until recently, rooftop solar panels were a clean energy technology that only wealthy Americans could afford. But prices have dropped, thanks mostly to falling costs for hardware, as well as [...]

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 [...]

Homeless Encampment Evictions Highlight The Cruelty Of Capitalism

By Azeezah Kanji, Truthout. -

In Canada’s homeless encampments, two faces of state brutality are on display. One is the “organized abandonment” that has relegated hundreds of thousands across Canada to homelessness (at twice [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Seattle Police And Protesters Locked In Stalemate

By David Obelcz, Malcontent News. -

December 16, 2020 - Seattle Police appeared to be a no-show for a planned homeless encampment sweep at Cal Anderson Park, as the rain started to fall on a cold December afternoon. Activists built [...]

How Some Of America’s Richest Towns Fight Affordable Housing

By Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, ProPublica. -

Westport, CT - A dirt field overgrown with weeds is the incongruous entrance to one of America’s wealthiest towns, a short walk to a Rodeo Drive-like stretch replete with upscale stores such as [...]

Protesters Descend On Garcetti’s House For 6th Consecutive Day

By CBS LA Staff. -

Los Angeles, CA - A sixth day of demonstrations outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s official residence unfolded Sunday in an attempt to persuade President-elect Joe Biden not to appoint Garcetti to his [...]

Canada’s Housing Co-ops Find Success Despite Covid-19 Challenges

By Anca Voinea, News Coop. -

Housing co-ops in Canada remain positive about the future, despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 this year. A recent survey conducted by the Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada (CHF [...]