For the homeless, natural disasters prove torturous for more than the fact that it’s worse to be outside during a storm.
At the heart of today’s housing crisis is a capitalist economy built on shadowy finances and esoteric debt.
Municipalities are flouting CDC advice and carrying out forcible evictions of the unhoused during a record-cold winter.
Tenants are organizing to hold widescale coordinated direct actions like rent strikes to avert the looming crisis.
Homeless people are in an impossible position: They’re deprived of housing but barred from sleeping in public space.
The federal eviction moratorium is set to expire at year’s end amid a surging pandemic and plunging temperatures.
Biden promises a return to Obama-era policy on LGBTQ issues — but even if he follows through, that is not enough.
Vacant homes and mass homelessness show that the market is the problem, not the solution, to the housing crisis.
These victories come during a year of coordinated rent strikes and other efforts to combat mass evictions.
The historic victory for unhoused people presents a model for tenant organizing and housing activism.