Tenants Call For Public Housing Boss To Be Bounced

By Zion DeCoteau, The Indypendent. -

New York City - “Get Russ out!” public-housing tenants from around the city chanted outside the New York City Housing Authority headquarters in Lower Manhattan June 9, demanding the ouster of [...]

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 [...]

Berlin: Protests Against End Of ‘Rent Cap’ And Real Estate Swindlers

By Gregor Link, WSWS. -

The repeal of the Berlin “rent cap” by the Supreme Court means massive rent increases, arrears payments and poverty for hundreds of thousands of people. The ruling, which exacerbates homelessness [...]

There’s Only One State Where Falling Behind On Rent Could Mean Jail Time

By Maya Miller, Ellis Simani and Benjamin Hardy, ProPublica. -

Arkansas state Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville, introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal the state’s criminal “failure to vacate” statute. First enacted in 1901, the law allows landlords [...]

Housing Justice Group Puts Power Back In Tenants’ Hands

By Bryce Covert, The Appeal. -

Brandy Granados’s road to activism began in November 2018 when the heater in her Kansas City, Missouri, apartment exploded. She went without heat for two months during a winter that included [...]

Tenants Take On The ‘City’s Worst Landlord’ With Rent Strike

By Caroline Spivak, Curbed. -

Standing outside the four-story brick apartment building in Crown Heights she calls home, Jemiah Johnson took her turn with the black megaphone. “This building is literally killing us!” the [...]

Emergency Urbanism

By Ananya Roy, Public Books. -

Los Angeles is on the brink of one of the largest mass displacements in the history of the region. As eviction courts reopen, nearly half a million renter households, concentrated in Black and [...]

Nearly 1,000 Homeless People Died In LA In 2020 As 93,000 Homes Sit Vacant

By Alex Ferrer, Terra Graziani and Jacob Woocher, Truthout. -

In many major metropolitan areas across the United States, there are far more vacant homes than people experiencing homelessness. This is true in New York City, it’s true in the Bay Area, and [...]

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 [...]

Victory For DC Tenants In Catholic Church-Owned Buildings

By Yasmina Mrabet, Justicefirst.org -

Tenants across 3 separate buildings worked together to find a developer willing to purchase the buildings and ensure that the housing remains affordable. This seemed a near impossible task due to [...]

Tenants March To Stop Giveaways To Wall Street Landlords

By Aditi Katti, www.inequality.org -

By Aditi Katti for Inequality.org - It was a brutally hot and humid day in the nation’s capital and Margie Mathers needed a cane to get up to the podium, but the Florida senior had a story she [...]

Portland Declares Official Housing Emergency

By Shelby R. King, www.blogtown.portlandmercury.com -

By Shelby R. King for the Portland Mercury. Portland, OR - Portland City Council today passed an ordinance declaring an official housing emergency in the city. The commissioners unanimously [...]