#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 […]

#HFASouth 2018: Working Towards Affordable and Dignified Homes For All Across the South

#HFASouth 2018: Working Towards Affordable and Dignified Homes For All Across the South By Anamika Jain with contributions from Natalie McLaughlin & Richard Hunsinger   Over the weekend May 4th to 6th, 2018, 63 people from 29 organizations, 12 cities and 8 Southern states gathered in Nashville, Tennessee for the inaugural Homes For All Southern […]

A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared [The Nation

https://www.thenation.com/article/a-new-housing-rights-movement-has-the-real-estate-industry-running-scared/ A New Housing-Rights Movement Has the Real-Estate Industry Running Scared In cities across the country, tenants are demanding robust regulations to keep rents affordable and stop unjust evictions. By Jimmy Tobias Socrates Guzman tends to get tearful when he talks about his housing troubles. For 11 years, he says, he lived in a small […]

Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born!

Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born! By Malcolm Torrejón Chu On October 17 and 18,  23 residents, activists and organizers from across the South gathering in Atlanta for the first Homes For All Southern Land & Housing Leadership Assembly.  Members of the Housing Justice League in Atlanta, Cooperation Jackson (Mississippi), Miami Workers Center (Florida), […]

Renter Nation Rises

Housing Justice Groups Align as National Movement Grows By Jess Clarke Renters across the US are beginning to rise up against the housing affordability crises that is hitting cities, towns, suburbs and even rural regions of the country. Since the mass evictions brought on by the foreclosure crisis, the number of renters has grown. Six […]