Media Inquiries & Coverage

For media requests, interviews with RWA spokespeople or other inquiries please contact Jess Clarke at media@righttothecity.org.

 


Coverage of the Renter Week of Acton & Assemblies:

NPQ Quarterly: “Renter Nation” Shapes Eviction Reform

By  Spencer Wells By The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA (A Day In New York 14th May 2015: Rally to Save NYC) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons October 2, 2017; Marketplace PRI’s Marketplace featured a report on one way that New York City is seeking to empower tenants. The article, “New York is […]

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Press Coverage 9/11/17-10-6/17 Renter Week of Action and Assemblies

Date Outlet City Title Link 9/11/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Upcoming Renter Week of Action https://sonomasun.com/2017/09/11/about-renter-week-of-action/ 9/13/2017 KCET / Link TV LA/ CA City Rising, Multiple videos and articles https://www.kcet.org/shows/city-rising/the-story-of-city-rising 9/14/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Who Cares about Renters Issues? http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/14/who-cares-about-renters-issues/ 9/17/2017 News Channel 5 – Nashville Nashville Coalition Lists Demands For Mayor’s Transit Plan […]

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Apartment Therapy: Here’s How Much Extra Cash You’d Have If Rent Were Affordable

Jon Gorey Imagine, if you will, that you only had to pay the recommended maximum of 30% of your income on rent. For a family earning $100,000, that would be $2,500 a month. Not exactly chump change, to be sure — but still not enough to afford even a median-priced two-bedroom apartment in cities like […]

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KALW: California tenant advocates galvanized by national ‘week of action’ for renters

By Liza Veale • Sep 25, 2017 Link: LISTEN HERE It’s been decades since this country has had anything like a tenants’ movement. If you’re young enough you might not even be familiar with the phrase. But today a movement is forming to fight for policies that preserve and create affordable housing. Last week, renters […]

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Real News: Renters vs. Slumlords – Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter’s Rights

September 24, 2017 Organizers in Minneapolis say it’s about more than just rents increasing: affordable housing is basically disappearing, and the city’s policies leave the door wide open for predatory landlords Watch the video Eze Jackson: It’s the Real News. I’m Eze Jackson. Renters across the nation are taking part in a week of action […]

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Truthout: Tenants Push Back Against Corporate Landlords During “Renter Week of Action”

Saturday, September 23, 2017 By Candice Bernd, Truthout  In her five years renting from notorious Minneapolis slumlord Stephen Frenz and his Apartment Shop LLC, Molly Hasbrook, who is the building captain for her apartment unit, has seen it all. “Lots of ignored maintenance issues, some very major, cockroaches for about three years that weren’t properly […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY /RELEASE Momentum Grows for Rent Control: Hundreds to Attend Statewide Tenant Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY /RELEASE Momentum Grows for Rent Control: Hundreds to Attend Statewide Tenant Conference Contact: Maria Zamudio, Causa Justa :: Just Cause 805-617-6359 – maria.i.zamudio@gmail.com WHAT: Statewide renter movement assembly. WHERE: Alameda High School, 2201 Encinal Ave in the City of Alameda. WHEN: Sunday Sept 24th 12:30 – 1:45pm for a panel Q&A discussion with […]

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RPA Lab: Renters Call for Local, National Action as Rents Rise

By Pierina Ana Sanchez Renting is on the rise. Since the Great Recession, there has been a Great Reset, from owning to renting. And rents have been getting higher and higher in cities and suburbs nationwide. It should be no surprise then, that renters and advocates have been showing up this year. In July, the […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/22/17 Actions in 45 Cities Sweep Country — Renters Gather to Plot Next Steps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/22/17 Actions in 45 Cities  Sweep Country — Renters Gather to Plot Next Steps Assemblies in New York and California Anchor Emerging Movement   Contact: Jess Clarke, media@righttothecity.org 844-788-2489 Ext. 809 Under the banner of the #RenterWeekOfAction, renters took to the streets over the last week to build the national movement for […]

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Minneapolis Press Releases Renter Week of Action and Assemblies 2017 September 18-22

Minneapolis Press Releases Renter Week of Action and Assemblies 2017 September 18-22 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 22, 2017 CONTACT: Marakah Mancini, Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia, marakah@mnfaireconomy.org, (612) 802-8319 Renters Week of Action: Advocating for Rent Control in Minneapolis Tenants and Advocates Rally for Rent Control in Minneapolis (MINNEAPOLIS) –  Renters in Minneapolis rallied for rent […]

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City Lab: If Rent Were Affordable, the Average Household Would Save $6,200 a Year

A new analysis points to the benefits of ending the severe affordability crisis. Tanvi Misra Sep 20, 2017  Link: CityLab If renters paid just what they could afford in rent, the average household would have $6,200 a year more in their pocket to spend on groceries, childcare, medical care, and education—things one in five households […]

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MinnPost: Could Minneapolis be doing more to address its affordable housing crisis?

MinnPost photo by Jared Goyette Rally attendees protesting rent increases outside the Uptown Minneapolis offices of Nexus Real Estate Services on Sept. 6. Flora Dominguez lives in a one-bedroom apartment in a nondescript tan brick building on Pleasant Avenue in the Whittier neighborhood of Minneapolis. There’s not much space for her and her husband, Alfonso, […]

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The Progressive: ‘Renter Week’ Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices

by Lucas Sczygelski   September 19, 2017 Link: The Progressive Renters in dozens of U.S. cities are organizing demonstrations this week under the banner of “National Renter Week of Action and Assemblies.” The purpose is to push back against the Trump Administration’s threat to cut billions from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and make the […]

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Orange County Register: Activists push for more affordable housing, rent control in Santa Ana

By Jeff Collins | JeffCollins@scng.com | Orange County Register  September 18, 2017 at 7:51 pm A coalition of Santa Ana community groups has launched a “week of action” to highlight renter’s rights in Orange County’s second-largest city, with the goal of enacting protections like rent control and “just cause” evictions. Local activists also are pushing […]

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OC Magazine: Housing Activists Kick Off “Renters Week of Action” in Santa Ana

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:32 a.m. By Gabriel San Roman Remember when SanTana topped the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government’s nationwide “urban hardship” list in 2004 as America’s toughest place to live in? After gentrification in downtown followed, Forbes recast the city as the 20th coolest place to live, work and play a […]

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Philadelphia Magazine: Time for a Protest: Ben Carson Is Coming to Philly on Tuesday

The HUD secretary is being welcomed the Philly way. By Claire Sasko  |  September 19, 2017 at 9:33 am image: http://cdn.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2017/09/ben-carson-940×540.jpg Image courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Flickr/Creative Commons You might get the chance to see Ben Carson in Philly on Tuesday. The Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary will attend the ribbon-cutting celebration of Sharswood’s Vaux Big […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/18/17 Escalating Actions in 45 Cities Sweeping the Country

ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/18/17 Escalating Actions in 45 Cities  Sweeping the Country #RenterWeekOfAction  for Rent Control, Community Control of Land and Renter Rights   Contact: Jess Clarke, media@righttothecity.org 844-788-2489 Ext. 809   Who:    Renters groups in 45 cities who are part of Homes for All’s #RenterWeekOfAction. What:    Marches for rent control, demonstrations at corporate […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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9/14/17 For Immediate Release: Boston Renters to March on Real Estate Tycoon’s John McGrail’s Home

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9/14/17   Boston Renters to March on Real Estate Tycoon’s John McGrail’s Home 45 cities to launch nationwide coordinated actions for #RenterWeekOfAction Contact: Jess Clarke, media@righttothecity.org 844-788-2489 Ext. 809 As part of a national Renter Week of Action,  Boston renters plan to march on notorious landlord and real estate tycoon John McGrail’s […]

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9/12/17 For Immediate Release: New Analysis Highlights Importance of Renters to the Nation’s Economic Vitality

New Research from PolicyLink and the National Equity Atlas finds that Renters who pay too much for housing would have an additional $6,200 if rents were affordable (held to 30% of income or less). Read the full release here…

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9/7/17 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Growing Renter Resistance Movement Takes on High Rents, Evictions and HUD Cuts

RWA_NationalRelease_090717 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/7/17 Contact: Jess Clarke, media@righttothecity.org, 844-788-2489 Ext. 809 Growing Renter Resistance Movement Takes on High Rents, Evictions and HUD Cuts Groups in over 45 cities to launch nationwide coordinated actions for renters rights  Renters in over 45 cities across the United States will stage coordinated demonstrations for a national Renter […]

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[Twin Cities Daily Planet] Renters collectively demand justice, equity from Minneapolis to St. Paul

Source: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/renters-collectively-demand-justice-equity-from-minneapolis-to-st-paul/ Renters collectively demand justice, equity from Minneapolis to St. Paul By Cirien Saadeh | October 10, 2016   It seems that each day Minnesotans hear about another community whose homes are being taken from them: the residents of Glendale Townhomes in Minneapolis, Lowry Grove in St. Anthony Village, and Crossroads at Richfield for starters. And along the […]

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[Oakland North] Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Source: https://oaklandnorth.net/2016/09/27/renters-rights-landlord-responsibilities-core-of-oaklands-measure-jj/ By Mary NewmanPosted September 27, 2016 12:00 pm Tenant rights advocates in Oakland have joined in a nationwide campaign for affordable housing that would toughen rent controls in Oakland. Promoting Measure JJ on the November city ballot, Oakland demonstrators converged on City Hall as part of a national “Renter’s Day of Action” on September 22. […]

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[SF Gate] Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ

Source: http://blog.sfgate.com/inoakland/2016/09/27/renters-rights-landlord-responsibilities-core-of-oaklands-measure-jj/ Renters’ rights, landlord responsibilities core of Oakland’s Measure JJ By Oakland North on September 27, 2016 at 12:30 PM Tenant rights advocates in Oakland have joined in a nationwide campaign for affordable housing that would toughen rent controls in Oakland. Promoting Measure JJ on the November city ballot, Oakland demonstrators converged on City Hall as part […]

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[Bay State Banner] Boston activists call for policies in Renters Day of Action demonstration

Source: http://baystatebanner.com/news/2016/sep/28/boston-activists-call-policies-renters-day-action-/?page=2 Boston activists call for policies in Renters Day of Action demonstration Tenants rally to demand gentrification protections Jule Pattison-Gordon | 9/28/2016, 10:27 a.m. Protesters gathered before the Greater Boston Real Estate Board headquarters downtown, criticizing what they said were practices that favored profit over people. Banner photo Protestors at City Hall raised the spectre […]

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[Long Beach Report] “LB Residents Empowered” (“LiBRE”) Renters Hold Bus Tour Of LB Neighborhoods, Describe Burdensome Costs, Overcrowding, Substandard Conditions

http://www.lbreport.com/16indie/saks/renters.htm “LB Residents Empowered” (“LiBRE”) Renters Hold Bus Tour Of LB Neighborhoods, Describe Burdensome Costs, Overcrowding, Substandard Conditions Read more here… 

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[Valley Advocate] Scene Here: Rent Rally

Source: http://valleyadvocate.com/2016/09/26/rent-rally/ Scene Here: Rent Rally By Peter Vancini Next Previous Several dozen protesters gathered this past Friday at Mason Square in Springfield, chanting What Do We Want? Affordable Housing! When Do We Want It? Now! and carrying signs down State Street — through one of the city’s most blighted neighborhoods — to Court Square in the […]

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[Colorlines] #RentersDayofAction Kicks Off Today in 48 U.S. Cities Demonstrations have started in New York City and San Francisco, with others scheduled for Boston and Chicago.

Source: https://www.colorlines.com/articles/rentersdayofaction-kicks-today-48-us-cities #RentersDayofAction Kicks Off Today in 48 U.S. Cities Demonstrations have started in New York City and San Francisco, with others scheduled for Boston and Chicago. Yesenia Funes The U.S. is in a housing crisis as gentrification drives up rental costs—and renters across the country are retaliating. Today (September 22), more than 53 actions […]

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[In These Times] Renters Rise Up for National Day of Action

Source: http://inthesetimes.com/article/19489/renters-rise-up-for-national-day-of-action Renters Rise Up for National Day of Action Events are taking place across the country to raise awareness about America’s affordable housing crisis. BY DAVID DAYEN “It’s wrong that you have to choose between a place to live and to have your basic needs met.” What if I told you about 110 million Americans, the […]

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[Equal Voice News] Renters Call for A Day of Action: A Q&A With Shamita Granberry

http://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/renters-call-for-dignity-and-respect-a-qa-with-shamita-granberry/  

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[Truth-out.org] Renters Unite to Demand Affordable Housing

This article was published by truth-out.org. Copyright, Truthout.org. Reprinted with permission Source: http://www.truth-out.org/op-ed/item/37706-renters-unite-to-demand-affordable-housing Renters Unite to Demand Affordable Housing September 22, 2016 by Kerry Cardoza, truthout Tenants demonstrate in favor of affordable housing in Lynn, Massachusetts. (Photo: Isaac Simon Hodes) With your support, we can publish more stories like this one. Click here to make a […]

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[Free Speech Radio News] Renters highlight lack of affordable housing with national day of action

Source: https://fsrn.org/2016/09/renters-highlight-lack-of-affordable-housing-with-national-day-of-action/ Free Speech Radio News: Renters highlight lack of affordable housing with national day of action More than 110 million people in the United States are renters – a reflection of how the American dream of owning a home has increasingly become a fantasy. And many of those renters who cannot afford to buy a […]

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[Capital & Main 9/21] Renters Revved Up for Rally and March

Source: http://capitalandmain.com/renters-revved-up-for-rally-and-march-0921 Renters Revved Up for Rally and March In Labor & Economy, Society September 21, 2016 Lovell Estell III Anti-eviction party, Los Feliz (Photo: Bill Raden) Renters across the country are having an increasingly difficult time keeping a roof over their heads, with Californians who search for affordable housing finding the task a particularly challenging one. State […]

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[Boston Globe] Hundreds rally for renters’ rights

Source: https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/09/22/hundreds-rally-for-renters-rights/g9edO4RIn0I8Chp773mjDN/story.html PHOTOS BY JESSICA RINALDI/GLOBE STAFF Ben Simon, 31, of Cambridge (center) and Denise Zwahlen, 71, of Jamaica Plain (right) were among those who took part in a die-in outside City Hall during Thursday’s protest. By Katheleen Conti GLOBE STAFF  SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 Hundreds of tenants and advocates marched through several Boston neighborhoods Thursday afternoon as part of […]

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[Hyperallergic.com] Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices

Source: http://hyperallergic.com/324683/activists-in-las-boyle-heights-serve-galleries-with-eviction-notices/ Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices by Matt Stromberg on September 22, 2016 The protest march through Boyle Heights (photo by Timo Saarelma) LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of […]

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[KEYT] Evictions on the Rise in Santa Barbara Neighborhoods

Source: http://www.keyt.com/news/Evictions-on-the-Rise-in-Santa-Barbara-Neighborhoods/41789818 Evictions on the Rise in Santa Barbara Neighborhoods Vicky Nguyen, KEYT – KCOY – KKFX Reporter, vicky.nguyen@keyt.com POSTED: 09:01 PM PDT Sep 22, 2016 UPDATED: 02:44 AM PDT Sep 23, 2016  video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player Read More…

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[La Opinión] “Todo el mundo tiene derecho a un techo”: clamor en San Francisco y la Bahía

Source: http://www.laopinion.com/2016/09/23/todo-el-mundo-tiene-derecho-a-un-techo-clamor-en-san-francisco-y-la-bahia/ “Todo el mundo tiene derecho a un techo”: clamor en San Francisco y la Bahía En el Área de la Bahía y en varias ciudades del país hubo acciones para pedir el alto a los desalojos y los desplazamientos, vivienda asequible y salario justo El 22 de septiembre de 2016 en San Francisco y […]

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[Chicagoist] Photos: Protesters Smash Landlord Effigies At Renters Day Of Action

Source: http://chicagoist.com/2016/09/23/photos_renters_day_of_action.php#photo-1 Photos: Protesters Smash Landlord Effigies At Renters Day Of Action BY STEPHEN GOSSETT IN NEWS ON SEP 23, 2016 5:58 AM In one of more than 40 similar planned actions nationwide, dozens of protesters took to Daley Plaza on Thursday afternoon to speak out against the local affordable-housing crisis. “Today, Sept. 22, 2016, is the first national day […]

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[Fox13 Memphis] group walks demand letter to Memphis Housing Authority

http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/small-group-walks-demand-letter-to-memphis-housing-authority/449028686 A small group of people with a loud voice took their message of hope to the front steps of the Memphis Housing Authority on Thursday. Tamara Hendris said “I think that I’m seeing change across the board that people are being more concerned.” Hendris is with the group known as HOPE. They’re concerned there’s […]

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[Masslives] Activists rally for affordable housing in Springfield

Source: http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/09/activists_rally_for_affordable.html By Dan Glaun | dglaun@masslive.com  on September 23, 2016 at 6:32 AM, updated September 23, 2016 at 6:33 AM SPRINGFIELD — A group of housing advocates held a rally outside Springfield City Hall Thursday evening, calling for expanded affordable housing and eviction reform. Members of the demonstration, organized by local activism groups Arise for Social Justice […]

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[Albuquerque Journal] City considering plan for St. Mike’s corridor

https://www.abqjournal.com/851376/midcity-thoroughfare-is-focus-of-new-plan.html

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[Boston Herald] Rally today highlights ‘renters state of emergency’ in Boston

Source: http://www.bostonherald.com/business/real_estate/2016/09/rally_today_highlights_renters_state_of_emergency_in_boston Rally today highlights ‘renters state of emergency’ in Boston Donna Goodison Thursday, September 22, 2016 Credit: Stuart Cahill Sheila Dillon Homeowners, renters, homeless people and community development and other groups plan a rolling rally in Boston today to draw attention to a “renters state of emergency” as part of a National Renters Day of Action […]

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[Santa Rosa Press Democrat] Protesters call out ‘fraud’ of Santa Rosa rent control petition

Source: http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/6117006-181/protesters-call-out-fraud-of Protesters call out ‘fraud’ of Santa Rosa rent control petition KEVIN MCCALLUM THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | September 22, 2016, 9:01AM Protesters picketed the offices of the California Apartment Association in Santa Rosa on Thursday to call attention to what they say are fraudulent efforts by petition gatherers trying to overturn the city’s new rent […]

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[LA Opinión] Alzan la voz en contra el aburguesamiento, los desalojos y el alto costo de las rentas

Source: http://www.laopinion.com/2016/09/22/alzan-la-voz-en-contra-el-aburguesamiento-los-desalojos-y-el-alto-costo-de-las-rentas/ Alzan la voz en contra el aburguesamiento, los desalojos y el alto costo de las rentas En Día Nacional de Inquilinos, más de 300 protestan en Los Ángeles en pro de sus derechos Activistas e inquilinos protestaron este jueves en contra de las altas rentas que enfrentan en Los Ángeles. (Aurelia Ventura/ La Opinion)FOTO: […]

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[CBS Denver] Group Aims To Give Renters Protection In Tight Housing Market

Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/09/22/group-aims-to-give-renters-protection-in-tight-housing-market/ DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver approved a $150 million fund for affordable housing programs but one group said that’s not enough to help in the housing crunch. The affordable housing fund would help build 6,000 units in Denver but the nonprofit group 9-to-5 Colorado believes more can be done. The group wants to […]

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[NBC Los Angeles] Renters Rally Against Housing Crisis

Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/Renters-Rally-Against-Housing-Crisis_Los-Angeles-394519061.html Renters Rally Against Housing Crisis By John Cádiz Klemack and Jorge Diaz   Renters rallied over evictions, increases, gentrification and more in LA. John Cádiz Klemack reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.

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[NBC Bay Area] Dueling Rallies on Peninsula Rent Control Initiatives

Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Dueling-Rallies-on-Peninsula-Rent-Control-Initiatives-394531861.html Dueling Rallies on Peninsula Rent Control Initiatives By Jean Elle and  Stephen Ellison It was National Renter Day of Action on Thursday, and there were dueling rallies on the Peninsula, where the housing crisis has become politcial, with looming rent control initiatives on the November ballot. Measures Q and R would limit rent increases and no-cause evictions […]

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[Bowling Green Daily News] Groups gather stories from struggling renters

Source: http://www.bgdailynews.com/news/groups-gather-stories-from-struggling-renters/article_09227b82-1f06-5b85-ad64-a3e66962985a.html Groups gather stories from struggling renters By JACKSON FRENCH jfrench@bgdailynews.com Western Kentucky University sophomore Juliet McKinney from Louisville fills out forms Thursday, September 22, 2016, during a National Renters’ Day of Action campaign at WKU’s Centennial Mall. (Bac Totrong/photo@bgdailynews.com) Courtney Thompson (left), an intern with Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, interviews Western Kentucky University sophomore […]

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[Press Telegram] Take a tour of Long Beach housing issues

Source: http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20160922/take-a-tour-of-long-beach-housing-issues Take a tour of Long Beach housing issues Jorge Rivera, of Long Beach Residents Empowered (LiBRE), boards a bus outside of Urban Village as the group hosts a housing crisis bus tour on National Renters’ Day of Action to illustrate the impact of the housing crisis in Long Beach neighborhoods. Sept. 22, 2016. (Photo by […]

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[Brooklyn Paper] Tenants demand rent freeze, affordable housing at Downtown rally

Source: http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/40/dtg-tenants-rights-rally-2016-09-30-bk.html September 23, 2016 / Brooklyn news / Downtown / Brooklyn Is Angry Tenants demand rent freeze, affordable housing at Downtown rally BY COLIN MIXSON Brooklyn Paper Dozens of disgruntled renters from across the city rallied outside Barclays Center on Sept. 22 demanding lawmakers protect them from high rents, eviction, and landlord harassment, then held a “funeral procession” mourning the sad state of […]

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[KATU – Oregon] High school student says no-cause eviction impacting education at renters’ rally

Source: http://katu.com/news/local/unions-housing-advocates-call-for-rent-reform-in-salem by Joe Douglass, KATU News & KATU.com StaffThursday, September 22nd 2016 SALEM, Ore. — “I should be concentrating on school instead of thinking where are we’re gonna end up after the 90 days,” 15-year-old Cinthya Gutierrez told a group of protesters on the steps of the state Capitol in Salem on Thursday. Like […]

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[ABC 7 San Francisco] PROTESTERS FIGHT TO PLACE BANNER ON SF HOME OF WOMAN FACING EVICTION

Source: http://abc7news.com/news/protesters-fight-to-place-banner-on-sf-home-of-woman-facing-eviction/1522227/ SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Tenant groups joined together in protest to drop a 21-foot banner from the home of Iris Canada, a 100-year-old woman facing eviction. However, a tenant fought to tear down the banner, cutting it in half and even throwing it off of the roof. Canada was hospitalized just before she […]

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[KPBS – San Diego] Renters, Homebuyers Feeling Squeezed In San Diego

Source: http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/sep/22/renters-homebuyers-feeling-squeeze-san-diego/ Renters, Homebuyers Feeling Squeezed In San Diego Thursday, September 22, 2016 By Marissa Cabrera, Brooke Ruth, Alison St John ASSOCIATED PRESS A home for sale sits behind a sign that reads, “sale pending,”in San Diego, Aug. 14, 2013. Aired 9/22/16 on KPBS Midday Edition. Renters, Homebuyers Feeling Squeezed In San Diego GUEST: Rafael Bautista, organizer, San Diego Tenants […]

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[Fox 5 San Diego] Renters unite to demand affordable housing, action against slumlords

Source: http://fox5sandiego.com/2016/09/22/renters-unite-to-demand-affordable-housing-action-against-slumlords/ SAN DIEGO – San Diegans marched to city hall to hand over 5,000 petitions calling for rent control and 200 code compliance complaints against slumlords. Renters and activists gathered at 4th and Broadway in downtown San Diego Thursday afternoon. They said they were fed up with slumlords and were demanding action. This rally is […]

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[Press Telegram] Long Beach tenants relocating amid rising rents

Source: http://www.presstelegram.com/social-affairs/20160919/long-beach-tenants-relocating-amid-rising-rents Long Beach tenants relocating amid rising rents Ready to move, Manuela Rodriguez sleeps with her family on couch cushions on the floor of their two bedroom apartment last month at 6107 Linden Avenue, in North Long Beach. Rodriguez and several other residents have had their rents raised despite plumbing and vermin issues, they said. Stephen […]

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[Denverite] Some tenants get just seven days notice on a rent increase, and other reasons they’re marching on the Capitol

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[Hoodline] Dozens Of Protesters Rally Against 100-Year-Old Lower Haighter’s Eviction

Source: http://hoodline.com/2016/09/dozens-of-protesters-rally-against-100-year-old-lower-haighter-s-eviction Dozens Of Protesters Rally Against 100-Year-Old Lower Haighter’s Eviction Photos: Stephen Jackson/Hoodline Thu. September 22, 2016, 9:34am Approximately 100 people demonstrated outside of a home at 672 Page Street (at Steiner) today, where 100-year-old tenant Iris Canada has been at the center of a long eviction battle. The rally, in honor of the National Renters’ […]

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[Rooflines] “Your Lease Should Be Next to Your Bible,” #RentersDayofAction

Source: http://www.rooflines.org/4614/your_lease_should_be_next_to_your_bible_rentersdayofaction/ “Your Lease Should Be Next to Your Bible,” #RentersDayofAction This Tuesday, advocates took to the mike on the steps of Newark City Hall, speaking passionately about the city they love and their right to live there without threat of displacement. People pass by and look up at signs calling out city council members […]

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[San Francisco Examiner] Renters Take To Streets In SF For Day Of Action

[San Francisco Examiner] Renters Take To Streets In SF For Day Of Action Source: http://video.sfexaminer.com/Renters-Take-To-Streets-In-SF-For-Day-Of-Action-31426541

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[CBS 4 Denver] Group Aims To Give Renters Protection In Tight Housing Market

Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2016/09/22/group-aims-to-give-renters-protection-in-tight-housing-market/ DENVER (CBS4)– The City of Denver approved a $150 million fund for affordable housing programs but one group said that’s not enough to help in the housing crunch. The affordable housing fund would help build 6,000 units in Denver but the nonprofit group 9-to-5 Colorado believes more can be done. The group wants to […]

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[KOIN 6 – Oregon] Renters rally for stable housing legislation

Source:http://koin.com/2016/09/22/renters-rally-for-stable-housing-legislation/ Renters rally for stable housing legislation Secure Homes for Oregon Families organized the rally Jennifer Dowling and KOIN 6 News StaffPublished: September 22, 2016, 12:18 pm  Updated: September 22, 2016, 12:54 pm ALEM, Ore. (KOIN) — Renters gathered for a rally on Thursday in Salem to push for stable housing legislation. The coalition behind the event, Secure […]

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[News 12 – Brooklyn,NY] Renters, advocates hold funeral for affordable housing

Source: http://brooklyn.news12.com/news/renters-advocates-hold-funeral-for-affordable-housing-1.12353298 The demand for more affordable housing was made loud and clear Thursday during the first National Renters’ Day of Action. Several groups that advocate for the rights of tenants came out near the Barclays Center for what they describe as a memorial and funeral procession for affordable housing. Read More…

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For Immediate Release: #RenterPower in solidarity with Charlotte and Tulsa

Across the country today in more than 50 cities renters are rising up for #RenterPower for the national #RentersDayOfAction. The day of action which has seen streets blocked in San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Boston, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles and the incredible leadership of renters is a powerful demonstration of the power of everyday people standing up […]

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[Progress Illinois] Chicagoans To Rally Thursday During Renters’ National Day Of Action

Source: http://progressillinois.com/news/content/2016/09/22/chicagoans-rally-thursday-during-renters-national-day-action Chicagoans To Rally Thursday During Renters’ National Day Of Action Chicagoans will rally downtown Thursday afternoon as part of a national Renters’ Day of Action. “Housing is in a state of emergency!” reads an announcement for the Chicago rally, to be held at Daley Plaza at 4 p.m. “The rent keeps going up, wages are stagnating, and […]

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[Equal Voice News] Chicago Renters Back ‘ROOTS’ as Solution to Affordable Housing

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[Public Source 9/21] – Affordable and safe housing is not Pittsburgh’s reality, residents testify during Downtown rally

Affordable and safe housing is not Pittsburgh’s reality, residents testify during Downtown rally Photos and story by Njaimeh Njie | PublicSource | Sept. 21, 2016 <http://publicsource.org/from-the-source/affordable-and-safe-housing-not-pittsburghs-reality-residents-testify-during#.V-Myn2WqvX5> Mold. Holes in the ceiling. The landlord won’t do anything. Rents are increasing. The neighborhood isn’t what it used to be. New upscale apartment buildings are unaffordable. These were […]

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[Chicago Reporter] 9/15/2016

Proposed change would weaken Tenants Bill of Rights “Or as the realtors’ association lobbyist, Brian Bernardoni, told the Tribune: “We’re going after the tenants’ lawyers.” The City Council’s housing committee will hold hearings on the realtors’ proposal later this year. MTO and tenant and community groups from across the city will celebrate the RLTO’s anniversary […]

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9/21/2016: Nation Braces For Largest Renter-Led Protest In Our Time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/21/2016        NATIONAL MEDIA CONTACT Malcolm Torrejón Chu (718-666-6872), media@RightToTheCity.org HIGH RESOLUTION PHOTOS & INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST Nation Braces For Largest Renter-Led Protest In Our Time As Thousands Prepare To Take The Streets Across The Country Thursday for the National #RentersDayOfActon. Follow #RenterPower and #RentersDayOfAction for live updates, photos, videos […]

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[San Diego-Union Tribune] Does San Diego need rent control?

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/real-estate/sd-fi-rent-control-20160920-story.html Does San Diego need rent control?  By Phillip Molnar – September 20, 2016 With rent prices in San Diego County rising 8.4 percent in a year, a local group is marching Thursday with the goal of bringing rent control to the San Diego region. San Diego Tenants United says the average rent in the county — $1,743 […]

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Protest for affordable housing briefly shuts down Pittsburgh street [TRIBLive 9/20/2016]

http://triblive.com/news/allegheny/11170143-74/housing-rally-twitter Protest for affordable housing briefly shuts down Pittsburgh street Several fair housing groups held a rally in Downtown Pittsburgh Tuesday at noon to raise awareness about affordable housing shortages. The rally comes as the city council plans to hold a hearing on the matter Thursday. Part of that hearing will involve discussion of a […]

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#RentersDayOfAction To Sweep the Country on 9/22 as Rent Control Ballot Initiatives, Statewide Campaigns and a New Wave of Tenant Union Organizing Gain Steam Nationally.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 9/19/2016        NATIONAL MEDIA CONTACT: Malcolm Torrejón Chu (718-666-6872), malcolm@RightToTheCity.org [Regional Media Contacts Below] #RentersDayOfAction To Sweep the Country on 9/22 as Rent Control Ballot Initiatives, Statewide Campaigns and a New Wave of Tenant Union Organizing Gain Steam Nationally. NEW YORK — On September 22, more than 53 actions are planned in 48 […]

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9/14/16 [The Contributor – Nashville]: RENTERS UNITE: NASHVILLE’S DISPLACED SHARE STORIES ONLINE IN ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN

by AMELIA FERRELL KNISELY “I was born and raised in Nashville… But over the past two and a half years, I’ve been displaced three times by developers buying up properties and then getting rid of all the residents.” “I’ve been on a public housing waiting list, I’ve been on a Section 8 waiting list, I’ve been […]

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For Immediate Release: Actions Planned in 46 Cities for National Renters’ Day of Action Sept. 22, 2016

Actions Planned in 46 Cities for National Renters’ Day of Action Sept. 22, 2016 Across the country, renters will organize sit­ins, marches, rallies and courthouse protests to declare a #RenterStateOfEmergency and urge immediate action to protect renters and families. SAN FRANCISCO — ­­On September 22, tenant and housing justice groups and allies in over 46 […]

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Actions Planned in 45 Cities for National Renters’ Day of Action Sept. 22, 2016

Download PDF of 9/9/16 Media Advisory Here MEDIA ADVISORY – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 9, 2016 For Media Inquiries Contact: Malcolm Torrejón Chu, malcolm@RightToTheCity.org 718-666-6872 Actions Planned in 45 Cities for National Renters’ Day of Action Sept. 22, 2016 Across the country, renters will organize sit-ins, marches, rallies and courthouse protests to declare a #RenterStateOfEmergency and urge […]

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