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How Unions Can Solve the Housing Crisis

Erik Forman In These Times
The labor movement once built 40,000 units of low-cost co-op apartments for working class New Yorkers. Those units are embers of a vision that once fired the labor movement: Build for human need, not for profit. Labor can build it again.

Tenants Together: Stories, Struggles, and Strategies

Tenants Together Tenants Together
tenants demonstration in San Francisco It's been an exciting and challenging summer for California tenants. The good news: through our collective power, we are fighting back. Here's just a slice of the work Tenants Together and our members, partners, and allies are doing this summer!

Notice to Vacate

Kelley Cutler The Stansbury Forum
homeless man Cold winter winds whipped under the freeway overpass. A piece of paper tied to a green tent with a rubber band flapped in the wind. The message on the paper read: “RESOLUTION DAY: TUES. FEB. 27th, 2018” “NOTICE TO VACATE”… “Persons who refuse to vacate area may be subject to citation and/or arrest."

2,461 Evictions … Every Day

Homes For All Homes For All
map of eviction in USA For the first time we have raw data on the magnitude of the eviction crisis that so many people in our communities already know from firsthand experience.

The Solution Is Social Housing

Ryan Cooper, Peter Gowan Jacobin
How can we solve the housing crisis? Simple: have the government build more housing.

The Big Lie About California’s Housing Crisis

Deepa Varma, San Francisco Tenants Union San Francisco Examiner
As California stands at the height of the worst housing crisis the state has ever seen, hundreds of tenants across multiple cities are taking matters into their own hands by confronting corporate landlords to demand a freeze on rent increases. The tenants and organizations leading this are part of a new, broad-based coalition, Housing Now!, to fight for the repeal of the statewide restrictions on rent control - established by the Costa Hawkins Rental Housing Act.

CarsonWatch

CarsonWatch CarsonWatch
CarsonWatch is committed to stopping President Trump, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and their Congressional allies from any attempts to roll back fair housing protections and undermine the housing security of millions of Americans.

Meet the Faces of Eviction

Right to the City Right To The City
The housing crisis is not over. Millions of families today face unjust eviction and foreclosure.

Racism, a Pool Party in Texas and the Supreme Court

Noliwe Rooks The Hill
The events in McKinney make a stronger argument than could almost any lawyer for why the court should affirm the importance of racially and economically integrated residential areas.
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