Tenant organizing in Baltimore today is building on a rich legacy of tenant resistance in the city where residential redlining made its debut.
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Over generations, residents of the Cooper Park Houses in Brooklyn have created a blueprint for successful housing organizing.
A participatory theatrical arts group takes on tenant and landlord woes, and brings the audience into the action.
While in most cases having a nonprofit as a landlord is considered a win, it doesn’t prevent conflict with tenants. But organizers can take some different tactics when interacting with nonprofit landlords.
Access to counsel in evictions is now funded statewide, and several other tenant protections have passed, but the Maryland effort shows that solidifying tenant protections can be a multiyear process.
Pandemic evictions heightened the urgency. Then the campaign succeeded by finding local champions, presenting cost and benefit data, and spotlighting tenant narratives.
Responding to tenants’ top concerns, organizers pivoted from affordability issues to landlord accountability and won a package of new tenant protections.
Some leases plainly contradict state law or include questionable, punitive, or egregiously anti-tenant clauses.
Landlord-tenant relations are governed by a mix of laws at all levels of government and can vary a lot.
The National Tenants Union fought for tenant rights in the 1970s and early 1980s. One of the union’s founders reflects on the organization and what we might learn from those times.
After a lull in the 1990s, the tenants rights movement reemerged and has only gained strength. What caused the resurgence and what do tenants’ prospects look like?
Tenants are organizing together with increased urgency to get legal protections passed in their towns, cities, and states. What are the top protections tenants are fighting for?
In “Tenant Power Returns,” Shelterforce examines how the energy and focus in the housing world is returning to tenant organizing.