A tenants’ union in Dallas was fighting evictions to keep people in their homes. Then the deadly winter storm hit.
Tenants are organizing to hold widescale coordinated direct actions like rent strikes to avert the looming crisis.
The existing eviction moratorium failed to uniformly keep landlords from pushing low-income families out of their homes.
Homeless people are in an impossible position: They’re deprived of housing but barred from sleeping in public space.
Rents may have decreased for some in major cities, but the massive eviction crisis shows the true nature of the market.
The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at year’s end amid a surging pandemic and plunging temperatures.
Tenants are mobilizing to cancel rent, stop evictions and demand construction and maintenance of affordable housing.
Vacant homes and mass homelessness show that the market is the problem, not the solution, to the housing crisis.
Millions will face economic ruin on January 1 as protections for renters and student borrowers expire on December 31.
The historic victory for unhoused people presents a model for tenant organizing and housing activism.