#RP2018 Blogpost – 10 Years From Now and 30 Years Ago: the Past and the Future Meet

10 Years From Now and 30 Years Ago: the Past and the Future Meet Photo by Mike Dennis© By Andrea Shapiro Met Council on Housing Today we spent the day thinking about 10 years from today, what will the housing justice movement look like. What will we win. As an assembly we dreamed big about …

#RP2018 Blogpost Day 3: Collective Wisdom of Historical Resistance

Day 3:  Collective Wisdom of Historical Resistance Photo by Mike Dennis© By Roberto de la Riva Inqulinxs Unidxs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice) Magic. Day three of the Homes for All National Assembly was Magic! Some 105 organizations shared their collective wisdom of resistance. Building, and learning from one another.  It was inspiring to …

#RP2018 Blogpost Day 2: “Dreams can become reality with the power of organizing”

Day 2: “Dreams can become reality with the power of organizing” By Carmina Calderon East L.A. Community Corporation (ELACC) You could feel the excitement in the room as Darnell and Trenise opened the morning’s grounding exercise for our first full day of the assembly. “Halleluuuuuu..Halleluu!” It was gospel, revival, spirit and energy rising and stirring …

#RP2018 Blogpost Day 1 “Having People Together in Unity is 90 Percent of the Battle

Day 1: “Having people together in unity is 90 percent of the battle” By Momii Palapaz Causa Justa I have a lot of emotions from this first day. The large cross section of folks, the connection to Homes for All with other movements and intersections. For instance the climate justice movement and climate change and …

#RenterPower2018 Day 4: When We Fight, We Win

#RenterPower2018 Day 4: When We Fight, We Win By Jewel Z. Rodgers VITAL, Lincoln, Nebraska Jewel Z. Rodgers of VITAL, Lincoln Nebraska. Photo by Mike Dennis© I grew up on the backs of black liberal literature and a neighborhood swallowed in 40 years of consecutive poverty that all of a sudden had been allowed to …

RN2017 Episode 4: Organizing Tenant Unions to Win Homes For All!

Presenters: Inquilinxs Unidxs for Justicia, City Life / Vida Urbana, Tenants Union of Washington State Description: Whether you’re paying too much on rent, facing unjust evictions or being forced to live in poor conditions, organizing a tenants union build power and solidarity to fight for quality, affordable and accessible homes. This training features Tenant Union …

National: New York Times: Low Income Housing Goals Set for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

Aug. 19, 2015 Read full article here The federal agency that regulates the mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Macon Wednesday set goals for the next two years to nudge them to provide mortgages to more low-income borrowers and to landlords who offer low rents to poor people. The Federal Housing Finance Agency is …

Springfield Renter Assembly Highlights

On Saturday, May 9th, Arise for Social Justice in Springfield, MA held the first of over 15 Renter Nation Assemblies scheduled to take place around the country this year. The Assemblies are part of Right to the City’s Homes For All Campaign, a national movement to increase awareness of the housing crisis and implement resident-driven …