Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

What's needed, beyond an eviction moratorium, to keep people in their homes amid the pandemic? What could post-pandemic housing justice look like?

Nationally, a 10-organization research team estimates that 30 million to 40 million Americans face the possible loss of their homes. How can we avoid this horrific outcome?

Shelterforce partnered with Nonprofit Quarterly to explore the state of housing justice in the U.S. and highlight present-day stories. Joining us were tenant organizers affiliated with two national networks, People’s Action and Right to the City.

  • Coya Crespin, organizer for Community Alliance of Tenants (an affiliate of the Right to the City network) in Portland, Oregon, where she works on intersectional issues ranging from housing justice to police brutality.

  • Maya Neal, organizer with KC Tenants (an affiliate of People’s Action) in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is leading radical actions to protect her community from evictions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shelterforce is a nonprofit publication, published by the National Housing Institute. We are not beholden to a particular program, theory, approach, or constituency. We are dedicated to being useful to our readers and to fostering strong, vibrant, just, healthy places for everyone.

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