Housing

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.

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.

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.

Work in the Time of Coronavirus: My Job is Closed, But My Rent is Due

An assistant server at an Upper East Side restaurant is only barely able to scrape together her April rent. As NYC extends its “Pause” through the end of the month, the approaching May 1 bill casts a dark shadow for workers still unable to make a living but provided with no relief.

Cancel Rent, Demand Safe Housing for All

As April 1 approaches, millions of people in the U.S. are worried about paying their rent this month. The coronavirus and the resulting economic crisis have only exacerbated issues of housing and security. Now more than ever we must demand the cancellation of all housing payments and safe housing for everyone who needs it.

Wildcat Strike at UCSC Enters Second Week

The graduate students of the University of California, Santa Cruz are teaching an end-of-semester lesson on the art of the wild-cat strike by fighting the boss and the union bureaucracy. Not a grade will be submitted until the university submits to giving the graduate students what they deserve.