HFA Member Spotlight: Lynn United for Change

The Fight for Development Without Displacement in Lynn, MA: Lynn United For Change By Sheila Quintana On Tuesday, October 23rd, Miriam Cruz, a senior resident of Lynn, Massachusetts was scheduled to be evicted from her home in Leighton Terrace. Organized by Lynn United for Change (LUC), dozens of Lynn residents showed up and created a […]

HFA Member Spotlight: From 0 to 22 Tenants Associations in Two Years: BASTA Austin Hits the Ground Running as it Fights for the Right to Organize

Three years ago, there was no infrastructure for tenant organizing in Austin, Texas, and there hadn’t been any since the 1970’s. Today, Building And Strengthening Tenant Action (BASTA), has developed over 20 tenant associations across the city. Renters in Austin are organizing and winning campaigns for the wellbeing and dignified living conditions of elders, immigrants, […]

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: A YEAR AFTER THE WILDFIRES, NORTH BAY LAUNCHES THE SONOMA COUNTY TENANTS UNION & CLAIMS THEIR RIGHT TO ROOTS, ROOF & REFUGE

En Español abajo. Spanish below. The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is re-imagining solutions to the affordability and displacement crisis exacerbated by the October 2017 wildfires in their community. This fall, a year after the fires, they are laying the groundwork to launch the Sonoma County Tenants Union! The countywide union will bring together people […]

Historic #RenterPower2018 Assembly Convenes 325+ in Atlanta to build community, strategy and vision for the US Land & Housing Movement.

Historic #RenterPower2018 Assembly Convenes 325+ in Atlanta to build community, strategy and vision for the US Land & Housing Movement. By Homes For All From July 18-22, more than 325 organizers, tenants, and activists representing 105 organizations from across the country convened in Atlanta for the Homes For All #RenterPower2018 assembly. The assembly was a […]

#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 […]