The Housing Crisis Is Just Getting Started; Let’s Stop It
The real estate crisis poses a deep threat to New York City. New evictions, city budget shortfalls, and financial contagion could worsen an already intolerable situation. The Left should organize not only to ward off an eviction wave but to challenge the capitalist logic creating it.
David KlassenNovember 8, 2020
Government Burns Down Shelters in Mass Eviction of Land Occupation in Argentina
For the past three months, a large plot of empty land in Guernica, Argentina has become home to thousands of people facing homelessness as a result of the country’s worsening housing crisis. On Thursday morning, the “progressive” Kirchnerist government of the Province of Buenos Aires sent the police to violently evict the encampment, setting fire to people’s shelters and displacing thousands of families.
Juan COctober 29, 2020
Thousands Mobilize in Guernica, Argentina for the Right to Housing
Over 2,500 families have occupied land in the town of Guernica, Argentina, and are facing repression from the state.
Gloria GrinbergOctober 15, 2020
30 Million Tenants at Risk of Eviction as Federal Moratorium Ends
The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the housing crisis, leading to four out of ten tenants experiencing housing insecurity. Mass layoffs and the Republicans’ proposed cuts to unemployment insurance will put millions who cannot afford to pay rent on the verge of homelessness.
Ana RiveraJuly 31, 2020
Brooklyn Landlord Breaks Into Apartment to Illegally Evict Tenant
A tenant in Brooklyn, New York shares the story of how the property manager of her building drilled into her apartment door to change the locks and illegally evict her. In the middle of an economic crisis that has left millions of renters vulnerable to eviction and harassment from landlords, we must demand the complete cancellation of rent.
Luigi MorrisJuly 27, 2020
Website for New York’s Covid Rent Relief Program Crashes within 8 Minutes of Launching
The overwhelming need for rent relief was made evident within the first 8 minutes of the launching of Governor Cuomo's Covid Rent Relief Program.
Tatiana CozzarelliJuly 16, 2020
Cancel Rent and End Evictions! Tenants Unions Across NYC Fight Against Landlords
Tenants unions across New York City are fighting against the racist housing policies of Governor Coumo and Mayor De Blasio through rent strikes and direct actions.
Kimberly AnnJuly 8, 2020
If Black Lives Matter, Then Stop The Evictions
In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement developed in response to police violence and murder of Black people. While this movement is largely associated with fighting police brutality and exposing the systemic racism of the criminal legal system, Black Lives Matter is also a housing justice issue.
Lisa EdwardsJune 29, 2020