The Southern Tenant Union Playbook

By Sam Russek, Scalawag Magazine. -

Despite an eviction moratorium that was intended to keep people housed during the pandemic, landlords filed more than 95,000 evictions in just eight major cities across the South last year.  With [...]

The Housing Affordability Crisis And What Millennials Can do About It

By Steve Early, -

When millennials head home for the holidays this month, many who are city dwellers will be hosted by parents or grand-parents whose housing is far more spacious and financially secure than their [...]

Tenants Together: Stories, Struggles, And Strategies

By Staff, -

Concord: Local allies conducted a survey and report (that Tenants Together helped edit) that 75 percent of tenants in Concord fear eviction, while over half experience unsafe living conditions, [...]

Tenants Push Back Against Corporate Landlords During “Renter Week Of Action”

By Candice Bernd, -

By Candice Bernd for Truthout - "One year in January we didn't have any heat. They would come and they would quote-unquote 'fix it' during the day and by nightfall it would be completely gone [...]

Tenants March To Stop Giveaways To Wall Street Landlords

By Aditi Katti, -

By Aditi Katti for - 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 [...]

San Francisco Too Valuable For Poor People*

By Carl Finamore, -

By Carl Finamore in CounterPunch - Last year, San Francisco tenant rights’ supporters scored an important victory when voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition K, requiring all new housing [...]

‘Royally Screwed’: Activists Eviscerate Gov. Cuomo After Rent Laws Deal

By Ross Barkan, -

By Ross Barkan in The Observer - Telling reporters that they were “royally screwed,” tenant activists and a Democratic city councilman blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo today for failing to bolster rent [...]

NYC Rent Laws Expiring, Tenants Demand State Of Emergency

By Alex Ellefson, -

By Alex Ellefson for Waging Nonviolence. Housing advocates urged New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to declare a state of emergency if regulations protecting almost 1 million affordable apartments are [...]

Googler Buys Building, Kicks Out Tenants, Gets Protested

By Madeline Stone and Matt Rosoff, -

By Madeline Stone and Matt Rosoff in Business Insider - A group of about 50 protesters swarmed the San Francisco home of Google lawyer Jack Halprin early Wednesday morning. Halprin purchased [...]

Brooklyn Tenants Revolt

By Sarah Jaffee, -

On one of the coldest days of 2014 I put on long underwear, a flannel shirt, my thickest sweater, a hat, and a scarf, and took the subway two stops down to 1059 Union Street to join the new Crown [...]

Tenants Form Union to Fight Gentrification

By Ian Marsh, -

In the struggle to hold on to their places in a neighborhood where rents are rising rapidly, a group in Crown Heights is hoping there’s strength in numbers. The newly formed Crown Heights Tenant [...]