Berliners Vote On Expropriating Housing From Powerful Landlords

By Progressive International. -

Most international coverage of the German elections is focused on who will replace Angela Merkel after her 16-year term as chancellor ends, but for everyday Berliners, just having the resources [...]

Renters in Berlin have a radical plan to seize apartments from landlords

By Thomas Colson, Business Insider. -

Like many cities around the world, rents in the German capital of Berlin have soared in recent years, doubling in the last decade alone. But unlike many other cities, the people of Berlin are [...]

Kushner Companies Violated Multiple Laws

By Alec MacGillis, ProPublica. -

It’s been six years since Dionne Mont first saw her apartment at Fontana Village, a rental housing complex just east of Baltimore. She was aghast that day to find the front door coming off its [...]

Moth-Eaten Eviction Moratorium Leaves Hundreds Of Thousands Without A Roof

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

Washington, DC - “Raise your hand if you can’t pay rent,” she yelled sharply and resolutely into a microphone. A Spanish translation echoed her words as hands shot up across the crowd. “Now make [...]

Philadelphia May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions

By Editorial Board, The Philadelphia Inquirer. -

Philadelphia is on the verge of upending evictions as we know them. Last Wednesday, the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, which houses landlord-tenant court, released a new order following the [...]

‘Subsidizing The Spread Of Covid’

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

Nearly 200 corporate landlords received $320 million in federal pandemic-related assistance only to turn around and file more than 5,380 evictions between mid-March and mid-October of last year, [...]

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 [...]

Make Corporate Landlords Pay The Bills During The Pandemic

By Sofia Lopez and Sara Mycklebust, Inequality.org. -

The Covid-19 crisis has both exposed and exacerbated racial and wealth inequality in the United States. As unemployment skyrockets and tens of millions of Americans struggle with a sudden loss of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]