Jacob Woocher is an urban planning graduate student at UCLA. He fights for housing justice with the Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU) and the Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to Knock-LA.com.
Though slumlords are not directly to blame for our nation's wealth disparities, they profit from them. Seizing their property and giving it to tenants would produce a more just and equitable outcome than what has been practiced in the past.