Tag: Tenants

Fighting for the Right to Remain in Southwest Yonkers

Waverly Arms is a federally subsidized building located in southwest Yonkers that my organization, Tenants & Neighbors—a tenant advocacy group—has been involved with since...

Texas Tenants Win Protections

Way back in 1999 we asked what happened to the tenants' movement? Well, it never quite died, and it might...

Tenant Jujitsu: Renters Fight Back in San Francisco, And Win

Shelterforce, as many of you know, began as a tenant organizing newspaper. Though we've evolved to cover a much...

A Light in the Voting Rights Darkness

When we wrote last year about the fights to preserve voting rights and voter turnout against mounting attacks leading up...

Luxury Housing in NYCHA’s Open Space?

Are there reasons for public housing residents to trust that additional NYCHA revenue will result in improvements in maintenance? Will these improvements be worth the loss in quality of life in their communities?

Marijuana Legalization and Tenant Screening

Jokes abound about the legalization of marijuana use in Colorado and Washington. But it's not always a laughing matter. Affordable...

Tenants Do Vote, Or at Least They Try

One of the canards about why homeownership is so wonderful is that it increases all sorts of beneficial behaviors, including...

Sh*t NY Slumlords Say

The folks at the SurRealEstate blog (the organizing and policy department of the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board) poked some fun...

Is This What Gov. Cuomo Meant by ‘Stronger’ Rent Laws?

The latest battle of the Rent Wars has ended in Albany, and the kindest word that I could find to describe it from the...

New York’s Rent Laws Extended, But at What Cost?

The legislative frenzy that led up to the passage of New York State’s marriage equality bill eclipsed a deal to extend the state’s rent...

How Cambridge Lost Rent Control

25 years ago tenants organized, formed coalitions, took to the streets, and won rent control in Massachusetts. But, after two and half decades of...