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Tenant Rights in Our Backyard—A Panel Discussion

Tenant activists discuss how the housing movement can do better at aligning itself with the tenants' rights movement.

Shelterforce’s Shelby R. King moderates “Tenants Rights In Our Backyard—And Tenants In Our Coalition, Too,” a panel discussion at the YIMBYtown 2022 conference. 

The panel featured Tram Hoang, the director of policy and research at the Housing Justice Center, and a Shelterforce contributor; and Jamey Duhamel, a special projects coordinator with the Portland Bureau of Transportation. Hoang and Duhamel have worked on numerous campaigns for renters’ rights, and they discussed the successes and failures of building coalitions with YIMBYs and tenants. They also charted a path forward for stronger alliances for housing stability justice.

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