Next City: Here’s What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable

By Angel Ross | Op-Ed | September 19, 2017 This week, as part of the #RenterWeekofAction, September 18 to 23, renters in over 45 cities will take to the streets to demand better protections from displacement and more community control over land and housing. Recognizing the severity of the housing affordability crisis facing renters from […]

Alternet: Tenants Nationwide Tell Landlords They’re Fed Up

A week’s worth of rallies, protests and demonstrations aims to unite renters and draw attention to their struggles. By Ilana Novick / AlterNet  September 18, 2017, City Life/ Vida Urbana March to the home of John McGrail, Boston real estate tycoon. Photo Credit: ©2017 Helen Matthews Jade White didn’t have heat for the entire winter […]

Nashville Channel 5: Coalition Lists Demands For Mayor’s Transit Plan

A newly launched coalition has been demanding that city leaders consider how Mayor Megan Barry’s $6 billion transit plan, called nMotion, could hurt some of Nashville’s poorest residents NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A newly launched coalition has been demanding that city leaders consider how Mayor Megan Barry’s $6 billion transit plan, called nMotion, could hurt some […]

Colorlines: #RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis

Renters across the country are staging a week of protests to challenge rent increases, evictions and cuts to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Catherine Lizette Gonzalez  Sep 18, 2017  Today (September 18), renters in more than 45 U.S. cities kicked off “Renter Week of Action,” a week of direct actions aimed at addressing […]

LA Weekly: L.A.’s Housing Crisis Is Now the Nation’s Housing Crisis

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 6:18 a.m. By Dennis Romero The impact of Los Angeles’ postrecession housing crisis became clear in 2014, when a UCLA report found that L.A. is “the most unaffordable rental market” in the United States. Since then, L.A. has seen renters become the majority of households in the market. And earlier […]

Sonoma Sun: Upcoming Renter Week of Action

Posted on September 11, 2017 by Fred Allebach The Homes For All campaign is calling for renters, low-income homeowners, people without homes, labor and tenant unions, and all people who believe that housing is a human right, to take bold, creative and direct action September 18-24. The Sonoma Valley Housing Group is planning to participate, and […]

Sonoma Sun: Who cares about renter’s issues?

This Renter’s Week of Action, September 18-24, can serve as an opportunity to ante up one more time and re-energize a push for more AMI affordable housing across the board in Sonoma Valley. Posted on September 14, 2017 by Fred Allebach Forty percent of Sonoma County residents are renters. The rental vacancy rate is 1%. The […]