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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.

What Happens When Wall Street Becomes Your Landlord?

Negin Owliaei Inequality.org
eviction free zone banner Over the course of their research, they conducted more than 100 interviews with tenants who are essentially renting from Wall Street firms. The report tells the stories of absurd rent increases, dangerous failures in property management, and high eviction rates. And, as the authors note, lower income families and people of color are disproportionately affected by these practices.

#RenterWeekOfAction

Right To The City Right To The City
September's #RenterWeekOfAction made clear that the new 21st century renter movement is organized, coordinated & visionary. As renters from small rural towns to large urban centers continue to be squeezed by rising rents and low wages as resurgent renter-led movement is uniting around a city and state strategy to build power from below, win universal rent control, and advance a vision of community control over land, housing and development.

Renter Week of Action and Political Education!

Homes For All Homes for All
This September join thousands of renters for bold and powerful actions across the country to stand up for our communities, defend our homes and fight for a world where all people have dignified and affordable homes!

Renter Nation!

Right To The City Right To The City
Building off the momentum and power of 2016, we’re excited to announce the 2017 Renter Nation Series: Strategies and Solutions to defend against displacement and build rebel cities for the people and planet.
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