Action Round-Up: Wednesday 9/20

Detroit, MI
9/20 @ 10:00 AM
@ City Council

Detroit Renters Day of Action is an acknowledgement that renters are numerous. We are more than 42% in number yet our issues that result in instability and displacement are not acknowledged nor are solutions considered. The national renters day of action is the beginning of our movement toward obtaining protections. The day: We will march together, singing with dignity songs that inspire. We will rally in front of city hall where speakers will provide various solutions and demands. We will celebrate our new journey and each new recruit.

9/20, 5:00 pm
St. Paul City Hall, 15 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul (outside at 5:00 pm, on 3rd floor Council Chambers at 5:30 pm)

Ford Site Rally and Zoning Hearing – Today’s activities include a rally at St. Paul City Hall, to ask the city to step up its commitment to affordable housing in the redevelopment of the Ford site. Following the rally, tenants will attend the Ford Site Zoning Study to speak on the issue. Tenants are asking for a plan for the Ford site that takes into account low-wealth residents in the area and a project that will proactively aid struggling tenants by creating an abundance of affordable housing.

Newark, New Jersey
9/20 5:00 PM
City Hall / Rent Control

Action at City Hall to kick off our rent control campaign, while also highlighting corporate developer/zoning and HUD-assisted housing issues “Hearing Of Citizens” @ City Hall –> 1/3 speaking on Public Housing, 1/3 on Rent Control 1/3 zoning & corporate development (both through formal testimony + ongoing takeover of city council meeting) (expecting 100+ people)
Together, we stand strong in favor of #homes4all. At 5pm, we will rally and hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall to demand housing justice. Then, at 630pm, we will enter City Hall for the council meeting and re-iterate our demands.

Rochester, New York
9/20 – 6:30 PM
Community Assembly at South View Towers> Speakers coming to talk about renters rights / right to organize w renters at South View facing displacement.

Providence – Providence Renter Power Demo
9/20 @ 10:30 AM
Rent Control / Just Cause
Join members of DARE’s Tenant and Homeowner Association (THA) for Providence’s Renter’s Power Action. Across the country, renters are demanding rent control, just cause evictions, safe, healthy and sustainable housing. Stand up with renters from California to Nashville and demand renters’ rights and homes for all! We’ll be “smashing” luxury developments and slum housing and demanding that money be put into permanently affordable housing for all!
Piñatas – action happening inside City Hall – w/ creative action, street theater
Livestream from HFA account

Spokane, Washington
9/20 @ 5:30 – 7:30 PT
Renters Assembly & Film Night led by Tenants Union of Washington State
Tenants in Spokane are experiencing a 1% vacancy rate in rental housing resulting in substandard housing, no cause evictions, 38% rent increase in 2017, increased move-in costs and no landlord accountability. Tenants will identify and prioritize policies to address a city with unregulated rental housing, out of control homelessness and shortage of affordable housing.