Boston Globe: Activists Continue Protest Over Housing Access

 A coalition of community groups protested outside a foreclosed Dorchester home Tuesday and called for more affordable housing in Boston. The group, made up of seven nonprofit organizations, took to Norwell Street for the second time this week. Over the weekend, the group attempted to move a homeless family into the vacant house, only to […]

Value Walk: Rent Skyrockets – Many Paying Over 50% of Household Income

New Report Chronicles Rise of ‘The Renter Nation’ And Massive Affordability Crisis; Findings Project the Emerging Rental Market Will Consist Primarily of Communities of Color Within the Next Decade. According to a new report released today by the Homes for All Campaign of Right to the City, the United States is in a new phase […]

Sampan: Boston Community Groups Protest in Dorchester

Stop evictions and rent inflation—hear the call of the renter nation! Chants echoed down the street as Right to the City and the Boston Tenant Coalition held a rally and press conference June 10, announcing the release of The Rise of the Renter Nation, a national report on affordable housing. Today’s press conference in the […]

In These Times- Game of Homes

In a 2011 report, Morgan Stanley analysts proclaimed that America was experiencing a transition from an ownership society to a “rentership society.” “The combination of falling home prices, limited mortgage credit, continued liquidations and better rental options is fundamentally changing the way Americans live,” says the report, concluding, “We believe this change is only beginning.” […]

Press Call: National Housing Groups File Suit Against Ed DeMarco and the Federal Housing Finance Agency for Illegally Withholding Over $382 Million from Affordable Housing

Local Plaintiffs to Join Right to the City Alliance and the National Low Income Housing Coalition in Tuesday Press Call. Obama urged to take action. Miami, FL – This Tuesday, national groups representing low-income Americans including seniors, youth, and families are filing suit against Acting Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Acting Director Ed DeMarco for […]

The Rights of Cities

Click here for full article in the REBEL METROPOLIS What is the Right to the City movement?  Where did it come from?  Where is it going?  Who are the actors and organizers sculpting this new social structure?  In asking these questions and studying their answers, it’s impossible to not recognize one’s own role in this […]

Revolution Under Construction- Tunisia, the World Social Forum & Feminist Internationalism

Published originally in Organizing Upgrade by Maria Poblet  Reflections on the World Social Forum. Tunis, Spring 2013. Tunisia is a society under construction. After a successful revolution in 2011 that sparked the “Arab Spring”, the country, and the entire region, are in the midst of profound social transformation. I went to Tunisia thrilled to learn […]

Push for affordable housing in Springfield: 22 News

Originally published by Springfield 22 News. SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – On Wednesday in Springfield; Renters, homeowners, homeless families and public housing residents will accompany city leaders on a tour. The goal will be to draw attention to what they say is a housing crisis in the city. The tour steps- off from the Panache Ballroom […]