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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 C

October 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 Grinberg

October 15, 2020

Berlin Will Vote on Expropriating Big Landlords

After over a year of delays, a referendum on expropriating Berlin’s biggest landlord, Deutsche Wohnen, is set to go ahead.

Nathaniel Flakin

September 28, 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 Rivera

July 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 Morris

July 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 Cozzarelli

July 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 Ann

July 8, 2020

Protesters Camp Out to Stop Eviction in Brooklyn

Nearly 100 people are currently camped out in front of a Brooklyn residence to halt an attempted eviction.

Ezra Brain

July 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 Edwards

June 29, 2020