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Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born!

Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born!

By Malcolm Torrejón Chu

On October 17 and 18, 23 residents, activists and organizers from across the South gathering in Atlanta for the first Homes For All Southern Land & Housing Leadership Assembly. Members of the Housing Justice League in Atlanta, Cooperation Jackson (Mississippi), Miami Workers Center (Florida), Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Homes For All Nashville (Tennessee) spent three days learning from each other's local organizing, getting to know and build trust with each other, developing a collective vision for expanding land & housing organizing across the south, and planning next steps to build regional power towards land & housing liberation.

We caught up with some of the participants to hear about their experience and what went down in Atlanta.

“With no vision people will perish”

Sacajawea Hall of Cooperation Jackson opened the assembly with a collective visioning process helping to ground each of the five organizations in each other's work and begin to emerge common ideas and goals of what we want to build together. Each organization shared their vision and their short, medium and long term goals.

Kennetha Patterson of Homes For All Nashville participates and speaks at the #HFASouth Assembly.

“It was so powerful to see other states stand up as well. We all have a lot of the same ideas across the board, but also have unique and different things to offer each other. There was so much knowledge in the room.” -Kennetha Patterson, Nashville

Once grounded in each other's work, participants broke up into small groups of mixed cities to ask each other: What do we want the south to look like for our children / grandchildren?

Each group brought back a visual representation of their vision and bullet points of what they believe we must be ready to fight for together. While housing as a human right and community control of land & housing were central themes, our collective vision for the south (and the nation) was not limited to land & housing. We talked about our need to fight for a broad and intersectional vision with demands that include a living wage for all, ending mass incarceration and other economic, gender and racial justice issues.

We get so comfortable. We get comfortable thinking that the things we take for granted, someone paid a cost for that. It was so amazing to see all of the work, the detailed work that people are doing to create change, and to take that back and get out and fight for our cause.”

-Mrs. Sheila, Cooperation Jackson

This is the first time, that we know of, that a group of southern organizers and residents have come together to plan a regional organizing strategy for land & housing in the south. The battles ahead will not be easy, but we know we won't win unless we build intersectional power across movements.

#HFASouth Convening October 17-18 2017 in Atlanta. Credit: Mike Dennis

To confront and dismantle white supremacy, the south must lead.

Yvette Norton of Miami Workers Center at #HFASouth. Credit: Mike Dennis

Homes For All members across the country understand that to truly secure housing as a human right for all people, our movement must confront and dismantle white supremacy and other systems of oppression and power.

From the theft of indigenous land, the enslavement and exploitation of Africans, the denial of land ownership to black and other communities of color, the creation of federal backed GSE's to support white & suburban homeownership while redlining and dis-investing from entire communities of color, to predatory lending, the destruction of public housing and gentrification of historically black and brown neighborhoods, white supremacist ideology has shaped land & housing policy for centuries.

“I was born in the south. I came from a small city of Florence MS. I got to experience some of the injustice and white supremacist way of thinking. The south is so important because this is the root of white supremacist inequality of housing, the economic struggle of people of color, and that root spreads out to different regions.” Mrs. Shelia (Jackson)

During day two of the #HFASouth Assembly, we dove deep together to understand the particular and specific ways white supremacy has shaped our communities' relationships to land & housing in the South. We emerged deeper clarity that Southern people and movements must lead and play a central role in building a regional, national and international movement for land & housing liberation that centers the fight to dismantle white supremacy, win reparations and transform our communities.

We're looking forward to building together and creating change as we stand as a unified group. It's exciting to think about tackling this issue in the south in particular. Through Homes for All South, we will be directly confronting racial, economic, and housing injustice at its source. Meeting with our Homes for All partners in Atlanta gave us hope that we can create the vision we are looking towards as we build and grow together. (Meredith Wadlington, Kentucky)

Planting the seed – a plan to build #HFASouth

“Atlanta was just the beginning. Our hope in birthing #HFASouth is that this is just the planting of the seeds. Next is to grow our roots – meaning we must deepen our collective unity around vision & goals and reach out to bring in more cities and organizations to this critical regional organizing.” -Tony Romano, Atlanta

Members vote to officially form #HFASouth at the October Assembly, pending consultation and discussion with each of the five member organizations.

On day two of the convening, we unanimously decided to form Homes For All South (#HFASouth) and to move forward with plans to hold a bigger Southern HFA Assembly in Spring 2018 in either Jackson, MS or Nashville, TN. We plan to bring together as many as a hundred residents, organizers and freedom fighters actively engaged in land & housing struggles along with allies from other movements to train & educate each other on cutting edge organizing strategies, develop shared strategy and grow our movement.

I left Atlanta thinking “What Can I Do”? How can I work with my community to transform the way that things are done? I've been talking about it with friends since I've been back. Anytime you can put something together that causes us to talk. To have people with from different experiences in life in a space to really be able to talk, to listen, without judgement, and talk from the heart, that's a really really great experience.” -Mrs. Sheila (Jackson)

Over the next years we plan to recruit and support the development of new housing and land justice organizations including tenant unions, neighborhood organizations and Community Land Trusts, as well as to build deep partnerships across other sectors and movements. HFA South covers the following states: Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky. Parts of Texas, Virginia and West Virginia are being considered.

A larger regional assembly is planned for next May in either Jackson, MS or Nashville, TN. Credit: Mike Dennis

By building a unified land & housing movement across the south we can contribute to a broader movement to confront the rise of the neo-confederacy and win land, liberation and freedom for our people.

Learning From Atlanta

While the collective time together was transformative and powerful, for many participants getting a chance to learn from the local movement for development without displacement and to fight back against gentrification in Atlanta was a highlight.

My highlight was going to the Housing Justice League monthly meeting and learning about their Beltline Report. We then got to break out into a tenant association meeting. I learned so much, it was so real and raw. I was in there with Ms Sherise from Atlanta, being able to see how other folks engage tenants and organize tenants. The tenants coming in were elderly and were being bullied and left the room with hope. As an organizer who is going to be leading tenant union meetings in the future in Nashville, it was very informative and I got to learn a lot about how to organize. -Kennetha Patterson

Sherise Brown of the Housing Justice League in Atlanta participates in the #HFASouth Assembly. Credit: Mike Dennis

The Housing Justice League recently released a powerful new report on the Beltline Development project laying out an alternative vision for development that guarantees and protects the right of long-term black, low-income and working-class communities to remain in their homes. They are organizing tenants unions, neighborhood assemblies and holding monthly organizing meetings to build power.

Direct Action Gets The Goods

On Day Three of the gathering, we were joined by our sister and brothers from It Takes Roots and other movement organizations for a day-long Direct Action Strategy training put on by the Ruckus Society and Blackout Collective. Homes For All members built across social movements with comrades from Southerners On New Ground (SONG), SNAPCO, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit.

Participants role play eviction blockades at Non-Violent Direct Action Training led by the Ruckus Society.

We learned about direct action strategy, how to plan a direct action, common roles in actions, discussed how to challenge those in power and practiced eviction blockades and civil disobedience to build our skills and get ready to fight for our people and communities.

“One of the discussions that opened the training was around non-violence and offensive versus defensive actions. It was helpful to move through the steps of planning an action, and the materials that Ruckus shared will be helpful templates that we will put to good use as our state moves into the General Assembly” – Laura Harper (Kentuckians For The Commonwealth)

Rose, a trainer from the Blackout Collective leads a Non-Violent Direct Action organizing training.

The Direct Action training was put on as part of Right To The City's collaboration with It Takes Roots which includes Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Center for Story Based Strategy and the Ruckus Society. Over the next 9 months we are convening regional and national cross-movement direct action strategy trainings to deepen the skills and capacities of communities on the frontlines of grassroots movements for transformative change to take bold and escalated action together and lead visionary alternatives to the right wing agenda.

Photo Credits: Mike Dennis

For more information about Homes For All's southern regional organizing please contact Tony Romano at Tony [at] RightToTheCity [dot] org.

Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born!

Southern Renters Rising – #HFASouth Is Born!

By Malcolm Torrejón Chu

On October 17 and 18, 23 residents, activists and organizers from across the South gathering in Atlanta for the first Homes For All Southern Land & Housing Leadership Assembly. Members of the Housing Justice League in Atlanta, Cooperation Jackson (Mississippi), Miami Workers Center (Florida), Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and Homes For All Nashville (Tennessee) spent three days learning from each other's local organizing, getting to know and build trust with each other, developing a collective vision for expanding land & housing organizing across the south, and planning next steps to build regional power towards land & housing liberation.

We caught up with some of the participants to hear about their experience and what went down in Atlanta.

“With no vision people will perish”

Sacajawea Hall of Cooperation Jackson opened the assembly with a collective visioning process helping to ground each of the five organizations in each other's work and begin to emerge common ideas and goals of what we want to build together. Each organization shared their vision and their short, medium and long term goals.

Kennetha Patterson of Homes For All Nashville participates and speaks at the #HFASouth Assembly.

“It was so powerful to see other states stand up as well. We all have a lot of the same ideas across the board, but also have unique and different things to offer each other. There was so much knowledge in the room.” -Kennetha Patterson, Nashville

Once grounded in each other's work, participants broke up into small groups of mixed cities to ask each other: What do we want the south to look like for our children / grandchildren?

Each group brought back a visual representation of their vision and bullet points of what they believe we must be ready to fight for together. While housing as a human right and community control of land & housing were central themes, our collective vision for the south (and the nation) was not limited to land & housing. We talked about our need to fight for a broad and intersectional vision with demands that include a living wage for all, ending mass incarceration and other economic, gender and racial justice issues.

We get so comfortable. We get comfortable thinking that the things we take for granted, someone paid a cost for that. It was so amazing to see all of the work, the detailed work that people are doing to create change, and to take that back and get out and fight for our cause.”

-Mrs. Sheila, Cooperation Jackson

This is the first time, that we know of, that a group of southern organizers and residents have come together to plan a regional organizing strategy for land & housing in the south. The battles ahead will not be easy, but we know we won't win unless we build intersectional power across movements.

#HFASouth Convening October 17-18 2017 in Atlanta. Credit: Mike Dennis

To confront and dismantle white supremacy, the south must lead.

Yvette Norton of Miami Workers Center at #HFASouth. Credit: Mike Dennis

Homes For All members across the country understand that to truly secure housing as a human right for all people, our movement must confront and dismantle white supremacy and other systems of oppression and power.

From the theft of indigenous land, the enslavement and exploitation of Africans, the denial of land ownership to black and other communities of color, the creation of federal backed GSE's to support white & suburban homeownership while redlining and dis-investing from entire communities of color, to predatory lending, the destruction of public housing and gentrification of historically black and brown neighborhoods, white supremacist ideology has shaped land & housing policy for centuries.

“I was born in the south. I came from a small city of Florence MS. I got to experience some of the injustice and white supremacist way of thinking. The south is so important because this is the root of white supremacist inequality of housing, the economic struggle of people of color, and that root spreads out to different regions.” Mrs. Shelia (Jackson)

During day two of the #HFASouth Assembly, we dove deep together to understand the particular and specific ways white supremacy has shaped our communities' relationships to land & housing in the South. We emerged deeper clarity that Southern people and movements must lead and play a central role in building a regional, national and international movement for land & housing liberation that centers the fight to dismantle white supremacy, win reparations and transform our communities.

We're looking forward to building together and creating change as we stand as a unified group. It's exciting to think about tackling this issue in the south in particular. Through Homes for All South, we will be directly confronting racial, economic, and housing injustice at its source. Meeting with our Homes for All partners in Atlanta gave us hope that we can create the vision we are looking towards as we build and grow together. (Meredith Wadlington, Kentucky)

Planting the seed – a plan to build #HFASouth

“Atlanta was just the beginning. Our hope in birthing #HFASouth is that this is just the planting of the seeds. Next is to grow our roots – meaning we must deepen our collective unity around vision & goals and reach out to bring in more cities and organizations to this critical regional organizing.” -Tony Romano, Atlanta

Members vote to officially form #HFASouth at the October Assembly, pending consultation and discussion with each of the five member organizations.

On day two of the convening, we unanimously decided to form Homes For All South (#HFASouth) and to move forward with plans to hold a bigger Southern HFA Assembly in Spring 2018 in either Jackson, MS or Nashville, TN. We plan to bring together as many as a hundred residents, organizers and freedom fighters actively engaged in land & housing struggles along with allies from other movements to train & educate each other on cutting edge organizing strategies, develop shared strategy and grow our movement.

I left Atlanta thinking “What Can I Do”? How can I work with my community to transform the way that things are done? I've been talking about it with friends since I've been back. Anytime you can put something together that causes us to talk. To have people with from different experiences in life in a space to really be able to talk, to listen, without judgement, and talk from the heart, that's a really really great experience.” -Mrs. Sheila (Jackson)

Over the next years we plan to recruit and support the development of new housing and land justice organizations including tenant unions, neighborhood organizations and Community Land Trusts, as well as to build deep partnerships across other sectors and movements. HFA South covers the following states: Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky. Parts of Texas, Virginia and West Virginia are being considered.

A larger regional assembly is planned for next May in either Jackson, MS or Nashville, TN. Credit: Mike Dennis

By building a unified land & housing movement across the south we can contribute to a broader movement to confront the rise of the neo-confederacy and win land, liberation and freedom for our people.

Learning From Atlanta

While the collective time together was transformative and powerful, for many participants getting a chance to learn from the local movement for development without displacement and to fight back against gentrification in Atlanta was a highlight.

My highlight was going to the Housing Justice League monthly meeting and learning about their Beltline Report. We then got to break out into a tenant association meeting. I learned so much, it was so real and raw. I was in there with Ms Sherise from Atlanta, being able to see how other folks engage tenants and organize tenants. The tenants coming in were elderly and were being bullied and left the room with hope. As an organizer who is going to be leading tenant union meetings in the future in Nashville, it was very informative and I got to learn a lot about how to organize. -Kennetha Patterson

Sherise Brown of the Housing Justice League in Atlanta participates in the #HFASouth Assembly. Credit: Mike Dennis

The Housing Justice League recently released a powerful new report on the Beltline Development project laying out an alternative vision for development that guarantees and protects the right of long-term black, low-income and working-class communities to remain in their homes. They are organizing tenants unions, neighborhood assemblies and holding monthly organizing meetings to build power.

Direct Action Gets The Goods

On Day Three of the gathering, we were joined by our sister and brothers from It Takes Roots and other movement organizations for a day-long Direct Action Strategy training put on by the Ruckus Society and Blackout Collective. Homes For All members built across social movements with comrades from Southerners On New Ground (SONG), SNAPCO, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and the North Carolina Climate Justice Summit.

Participants role play eviction blockades at Non-Violent Direct Action Training led by the Ruckus Society.

We learned about direct action strategy, how to plan a direct action, common roles in actions, discussed how to challenge those in power and practiced eviction blockades and civil disobedience to build our skills and get ready to fight for our people and communities.

“One of the discussions that opened the training was around non-violence and offensive versus defensive actions. It was helpful to move through the steps of planning an action, and the materials that Ruckus shared will be helpful templates that we will put to good use as our state moves into the General Assembly” – Laura Harper (Kentuckians For The Commonwealth)

Rose, a trainer from the Blackout Collective leads a Non-Violent Direct Action organizing training.

The Direct Action training was put on as part of Right To The City's collaboration with It Takes Roots which includes Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, Center for Story Based Strategy and the Ruckus Society. Over the next 9 months we are convening regional and national cross-movement direct action strategy trainings to deepen the skills and capacities of communities on the frontlines of grassroots movements for transformative change to take bold and escalated action together and lead visionary alternatives to the right wing agenda.

Photo Credits: Mike Dennis

For more information about Homes For All's southern regional organizing please contact Tony Romano at Tony [at] RightToTheCity [dot] org.

NPQ Quarterly: “Renter Nation” Shapes Eviction Reform

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By The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA (A Day In New York 14th May 2015: Rally to Save NYC) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

October 2, 2017; Marketplace

PRI's Marketplace featured a report on one way that New York City is seeking to empower tenants. The article, “New York is betting $155 million that it can cut evictions,” describes the city's effort to provide legal representation to low-income tenants facing eviction. The payoff to the city is reduced social service costs for shelter and relocation. According to Steven Banks, commissioner of the city's Department of Social Services:

More than 59,000 people sleep in New York City's homeless shelters every night. The new law could help people stay in their homes instead.… And there's an economic argument for that.… To spend a couple of thousand dollars to provide legal services versus tens of thousands of dollars to provide shelter makes this a very good investment.

Support for legal representation has been championed by advocacy nonprofits in recognition of the fact that more than 90 percent of tenants go to eviction court without a lawyer.

Subsidizing legal representation in housing court is only one of a series of strategies being used to protect low-income renters. In past months, NPQ has covered other efforts, most inspired by activists in New York City, to create eviction court navigators, outlaw landlord harassment of tenants, and curtail blacklisting of tenants. Lack of affordable housing in New York City is part of a larger nest of problems faced by low-wage households. Landlords are using aggressive techniques to force tenants out of rent-controlled units so they can get higher rents from more affluent home-seekers. Predatory rental practices may have increased as demand for rental housing has risen across the country. Yet another factor shaping rental practices has been the corporatization of rental property ownership.

New York's mayor, William “Bill” de Blasio, has made expanding the number of affordable housing units a key strategy for his administration, but at the end of four years, the mayor seems unable to build his way out of the affordability problem. Eviction representation is another tactic to preserve existing affordable units.

Besides the savings to the municipal budget, there are less tangible benefits to be derived from stable rental housing. One is economic. Most cities depend on a workforce of lower wage workers who need stable rental housing to be productive employees. The nonprofit research and advocacy organization PolicyLink has a new study that details the economic impact on cities of stable rental housing and tenant-friendly public policies. A study from Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs suggests that the most economically distressed city in the United States can “grow from the inside” based on the new renters.

Another benefit is political. Tenants are gaining electoral power in places like New York City. There's an emerging social movement in US cities that's sometimes characterized as the Renter Nation. This movement brings together young urban renters, childless boomers choosing an urban lifestyle, and former homeowners who have been displaced into single-family rentals by the Great Recession. These “new renters” are adding fuel (and political power) to the struggle of low-income households in inner-city subsidized developments. While nonprofits like Right to the City and PolicyLink are giving voice to this emerging movement, other more traditional housing advocacy and fair housing organizations are also feeling the energy. WBUR's On Point features a segment on this profound demographic shift. Throughout the half-hour discussion, the panelists reiterate that the emergence of a renter nation is “market driven,” not an investor conspiracy.

In the early aftermath of the Great Recession, there was a sense among the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) industries that homeownership would bounce back as the wreckage of foreclosed homes were sold off, as displaced owners' credit records were cleared, and as the millennial generation reached the age for first time home buying. That hopeful scenario of 2010 now seems naïve in the face of our present reality.—Spencer Wells

NPQ Quarterly: “Renter Nation” Shapes Eviction Reform

By

By The All-Nite Images from NY, NY, USA (A Day In New York 14th May 2015: Rally to Save NYC) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

October 2, 2017; Marketplace

PRI's Marketplace featured a report on one way that New York City is seeking to empower tenants. The article, “New York is betting $155 million that it can cut evictions,” describes the city's effort to provide legal representation to low-income tenants facing eviction. The payoff to the city is reduced social service costs for shelter and relocation. According to Steven Banks, commissioner of the city's Department of Social Services:

More than 59,000 people sleep in New York City's homeless shelters every night. The new law could help people stay in their homes instead.… And there's an economic argument for that.… To spend a couple of thousand dollars to provide legal services versus tens of thousands of dollars to provide shelter makes this a very good investment.

Support for legal representation has been championed by advocacy nonprofits in recognition of the fact that more than 90 percent of tenants go to eviction court without a lawyer.

Subsidizing legal representation in housing court is only one of a series of strategies being used to protect low-income renters. In past months, NPQ has covered other efforts, most inspired by activists in New York City, to create eviction court navigators, outlaw landlord harassment of tenants, and curtail blacklisting of tenants. Lack of affordable housing in New York City is part of a larger nest of problems faced by low-wage households. Landlords are using aggressive techniques to force tenants out of rent-controlled units so they can get higher rents from more affluent home-seekers. Predatory rental practices may have increased as demand for rental housing has risen across the country. Yet another factor shaping rental practices has been the corporatization of rental property ownership.

New York's mayor, William “Bill” de Blasio, has made expanding the number of affordable housing units a key strategy for his administration, but at the end of four years, the mayor seems unable to build his way out of the affordability problem. Eviction representation is another tactic to preserve existing affordable units.

Besides the savings to the municipal budget, there are less tangible benefits to be derived from stable rental housing. One is economic. Most cities depend on a workforce of lower wage workers who need stable rental housing to be productive employees. The nonprofit research and advocacy organization PolicyLink has a new study that details the economic impact on cities of stable rental housing and tenant-friendly public policies. A study from Cleveland State University's College of Urban Affairs suggests that the most economically distressed city in the United States can “grow from the inside” based on the new renters.

Another benefit is political. Tenants are gaining electoral power in places like New York City. There's an emerging social movement in US cities that's sometimes characterized as the Renter Nation. This movement brings together young urban renters, childless boomers choosing an urban lifestyle, and former homeowners who have been displaced into single-family rentals by the Great Recession. These “new renters” are adding fuel (and political power) to the struggle of low-income households in inner-city subsidized developments. While nonprofits like Right to the City and PolicyLink are giving voice to this emerging movement, other more traditional housing advocacy and fair housing organizations are also feeling the energy. WBUR's On Point features a segment on this profound demographic shift. Throughout the half-hour discussion, the panelists reiterate that the emergence of a renter nation is “market driven,” not an investor conspiracy.

In the early aftermath of the Great Recession, there was a sense among the FIRE (Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate) industries that homeownership would bounce back as the wreckage of foreclosed homes were sold off, as displaced owners' credit records were cleared, and as the millennial generation reached the age for first time home buying. That hopeful scenario of 2010 now seems naïve in the face of our present reality.—Spencer Wells

Press Coverage 9/11/17-10-6/17 Renter Week of Action and Assemblies

Date Outlet City Title Link
9/11/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Upcoming Renter Week of Action https://sonomasun.com/2017/09/11/about-renter-week-of-action/
9/13/2017 KCET / Link TV LA/ CA City Rising, Multiple videos and articles https://www.kcet.org/shows/city-rising/the-story-of-city-rising
9/14/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Who Cares about Renters Issues? http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/14/who-cares-about-renters-issues/
9/17/2017 News Channel 5 – Nashville Nashville Coalition Lists Demands For Mayor's Transit Plan http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/coalition-lists-demands-for-mayor-s-transit-plan
9/17/2017 NewsChannel 5 Nashville Coalition Lists Demand for Mayor's Transit Plan http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/coalition-lists-demands-for-mayor-s-transit-plan
9/18/2017 Colorlines US #RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis http://www.colorlines.com/articles/renterweekofaction-addresses-nationwide-housing-crisis
9/18/2017 LA Weekly Los Angeles L.A.'s Housing Crisis Is Now the Nation's Housing Crisis http://www.laweekly.com/news/america-is-now-a-renters-nation-8655627
9/18/2017 Orange County Register Samta ANa Activists push for more affordable housing, rent control in Santa Ana http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/18/rent-advocates-push-for-more-affordable-housing-rent-control-in-santa-ana/
9/18/2017 Tennessean Nashville Billion-dollar transit plan must benefit all Nashvillians http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/09/18/billion-dollar-transit-plan-must-benefit-all-nashville/677818001/
9/18/2017 Tennessean Tennessee Billion-dollar transit plan must benefit all Nashville http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/09/18/billion-dollar-transit-plan-must-benefit-all-nashville/677818001/
9/19/2017 ABC5 Minneapolis Apartment Tenants Take Grievances to Twin Cities Landlord's Front Door http://kstp.com/news/apartment-tenants-take-grievances-to-twin-cities-landlord-front-door/4608251/?cat=1
9/19/2017 BillyPenn Philadelphia Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit https://billypenn.com/2017/09/19/photos-protesters-outside-ben-carsons-vaux-high-school-visit/
9/19/2017 Fox 17 Nashville Protestors call Nashville's $6 billion transit plan the ‘gentrification train' http://fox17.com/news/local/protesters-call-nashvilles-6-billion-transit-plan-the-gentrification-train
9/19/2017 KEYT3 Santa Barbara Activists rally for renter's rights in Santa Barbara
September 18-23 is ‘Renter Week of Action'
http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/housing-activists-rally-for-renters-rights-in-santa-barbara/623759263
9/19/2017 Metro – Philadelphia Philadelphia Ben Carson to oversee reopening of Philly school, protests planned https://www.metro.us/news/local-news/philadelphia/ben-carson-to-oversee-reopening-philly-school-protests-planned
9/19/2017 NewsChannel 5 Nashville Activists Protest Transit Plan, Hope For Affordable Housing Instead http://www.newschannel5.com/news/activists-protest-transit-plan-hope-for-affordable-housing-instead?autoplay=true
9/19/2017 Next City US Here's What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/affordable-housing-renter-protests-renter-week-of-action-2017
9/19/2017 OC Weekly Orange County Housing Activists Kick Off “Renters Week of Action” in Santa Ana www.ocweekly.com/news/santana-rallies-for-renters-rights-8435363
9/19/2017 Philadelphia Magazine Philadelphia Time for a Protest: Ben Carson Is Coming to Philly on Tuesday http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/09/19/ben-carson-philly/#3fRAPDmdQ5l5jWxs.99
9/19/2017 Philly.com Philadelphia HUD Secretary Ben Carson helps open a North Philly high school http://www.philly.com/philly/education/amid-protests-ben-carson-helps-open-philly-high-school-vaux-big-picture-pha-20170919.html
9/19/2017 StarTribute Minneapolis Angry renters demonstrate outside landlord Stephen Frenz's home http://www.startribune.com/renters-begin-week-of-protests-in-twin-cities/445881113/
9/19/2017 Tennesean Nashville Activists warn of Mayor Barry's transit push becoming ‘gentrification train,' demand benefits http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/09/19/nashville-transit-activists-gentrification-train-mayor-barry/680816001/
9/19/2017 The Progressive Duplicate? Renter Week' Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://progressive.org/Resist/renter-week-brings-waves-of-protest-to-corporate-landlords/&ct=ga&cd=CAAYADIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNEP2odBOXR8OhV0SUxxZE8-xAWAaQ
9/19/2017 The Progressive National ‘Renter Week' Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices http://progressive.org/dispatches/renter-week-brings-waves-of-protest-to-corporate-landlords/
9/19/2017 Twin Cities Pioneer Press St. Paul Romanish, Snyder: Pricing tenants out of their homes http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/19/romanish-snyder-pricing-tenants-out-of-their-homes/
9/19/2017 Univision Santa Ana Con una protesta, inquilinos en Santa Ana exigen que se respeten sus derechos http://www.univision.com/los-angeles/kmex/noticias/protestas/con-una-protesta-inquilinos-en-santa-ana-exigen-que-se-respeten-sus-derechos-video
9/19/2017 WKRN.com Nashville Some worry $6 billion Nashville transit plan won't benefit their communities http://wkrn.com/2017/09/19/some-worry-6-billion-nashville-transit-plan-wont-benefit-their-communities/
9/19/2017 WSMV-TV Nashville Residents, community activists raise concerns over Nashville mass transit plan http://www.wsmv.com/story/36406392/residents-community-activists-raise-concerns-over-nashville-mass-transit-plan
9/20/2017 Alternet US Tenants Nationwide Tell Landlords They're Fed Up: Renter Week of Action
A week's worth of rallies, protests and demonstrations aims to unite renters and draw attention to their struggles.
http://www.alternet.org/activism/renter-week-action-2017-protests-landlords
9/20/2017 CityLab US If Rent Were Affordable, the Average Household Would Save $6200 a Year
9/20/2017 KEYT Santa Barbara Activists rally for renter's rights in Santa Barbara http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/housing-activists-rally-for-renters-rights-in-santa-barbara/623759263
9/20/2017 Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) Nashville Activists Question Whether Gallatin Road Will Really Benefit East Nashville http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/activists-question-whether-gallatin-road-rail-project-will-really-benefit-east-nashville
9/20/2017 OCRegister San Diego Majority of Orange, San Diego county voters support rent control, poll says https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/20/majority-of-orange-san-diego-county-voters-support-rent-control-poll-says/&ct=ga&cd=CAAYADIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFwRtQJtyBcWOxyEbcgnZ32r5FnTg
9/20/2017 Rhode Island Future Providence DARE smashes piñatas in protest against high rents, evictions and public subsidies for luxury housing http://www.rifuture.org/dare-smashes-pinatas/
9/20/2017 Spare Change News Boston Boston puts Advanced Property Management on notice in kickoff to Renters' Week of Action http://sparechangenews.net/2017/09/renters-week-of-action-2017/
9/20/2017 The Baltimore Sun Baltimore “Renter Week of Action” calls attention to housing crisis http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-rr-renter-20170919-story.html
9/20/2017 The Detroit News Detroit Council approves housing law amid gentrification fears http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/09/19/council-vote-affordable-housing-law/105779962/
9/20/2017 The Portland Mercury Portland From Slacktivism to Activism https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.portlandmercury.com/resistance-and-solidarity/2017/09/20/19330752/from-slacktivism-to-activism&ct=ga&cd=CAAYATIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNE_3Aw4M3EtSzmZ1_8MJSIVNaSCXQ
9/21/2017 CityPages Minneapolis The newest battle coming to Minneapolis: Rent control http://www.citypages.com/news/the-newest-battle-coming-to-minneapolis-rent-control/446596693
9/21/2017 Denver ABC 7 Denver Aurora mobile home residents fight owner's plan to close park http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/aurora-mobile-home-residents-fight-owners-plan-to-close-park-
9/21/2017 Equal Voice US A Look at Hope and Housing on Skid Row in Los Angele https://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/renter-week-of-action-a-past-look-at-hope-and-housing-on-skid-row/
9/21/2017 KTVL (Channel 10) Ashland, OR Some Ashland community members say they pay 40 percent of their their income on rent http://ktvl.com/news/local/some-ashland-community-members-say-they-pay-40-percent-of-their-their-income-on-rent
9/21/2017 Mission Local San Francisco The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition has produced the series of advertisements as part of National Renter's Week of Action. https://missionlocal.org/2017/09/neighborhood-notes-homey-returns-activist-bus-ads-brava-sneak-peek/
9/21/2017 ReWire News US Trump's America: Fair Housing Group Adds ‘Report Hate' Button to Its Website https://rewire.news/article/2017/09/21/trumps-america-fair-housing-group-adds-report-hate-button-website/
9/21/2017 RPA Lab US Renters Call for Local, National Action as Rents Rise http://lab.rpa.org/renters-call-local-national-action-rents-rise/
9/21/2017 South Seattle Emerald Seattle GIMME SHELTER: A RADICAL, PRACTICAL PLAN TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING CRISIS https://southseattleemerald.com/2017/09/21/op-ed-gimme-shelter-a-radical-practical-plan-to-address-the-housing-crisis/
9/21/2017 Sonoma News Sonoma County Housing advocates will rally at Sonoma Plaza http://www.sonomanews.com/news/7446521-181/housing-advocates-will-rally-at
9/22/2017 Ashland Daily Tidings Ashland Seeking shelter http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20170922/seeking-shelter
9/22/2017 Colordado Independent Denver Colorado renters to landlord law firm: educate don't evict http://www.coloradoindependent.com/167104/colorado-eviction-tenant-rights-legal-defense
9/22/2017 Local ABC 10 Miami Nonprofit group builds tent camp for Civic Towers' residents https://www.local10.com/news/local/miami/nonprofit-group-builds-tent-camp-for-civic-towers-residents
9/22/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County ‘Renters Week' rally on Sonoma Plaza http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/22/renters-week-rally-on-sonoma-plaza/
9/23/2017 TruthOut US Tenants Push Back Against Corporate Landlords during Renter Week of Action http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42041-tenants-push-back-against-corporate-landlords-during-renter-week-of-action
9/24/2017 Real News Network US Renters vs. Slumlords: Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter's Rights http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20053:Renters-vs.-Slumlords%3A-Activists-Nationwide-Rally-for-Renter%27s-Rights
9/25/2017 KALW San Francisco California tenant advocates galvanized by national ‘week of action' for renters http://kalw.org/post/california-tenant-advocates-galvanized-national-week-action-renters#stream/0
9/25/2017 UniCorn Riot Denver Eighty Families Offer to Purchase Mobile Home Park to Avoid Eviction https://www.unicornriot.ninja/2017/eighty-families-offer-purchase-mobile-home-park-avoid-eviction/
9/25/2017 Univision 14 San Francisco San Francisco Reunión de inquilinos en Alameda para discutir la falta de vivienda asequible http://www.univision.com/san-francisco/kdtv/noticias/alquiler/reunion-de-inquilinos-en-alameda-para-discutir-la-falta-de-vivienda-asequible-video?eov=true#eov
9/26/2017 Lynn Item Lynn PROTESTERS ADVOCATE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE LYNNWAY https://www.itemlive.com/2017/09/26/protesters-advocate-affordable-housing-lynnway/
9/27/2017 East Bay Times East Bay Rent control fight to be arduous, Alameda conference hears http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/24/rent-control-fight-to-be-arduous-alameda-conference-hears/
9/27/2017 East Bay Times (Bay Area News Group) Oakland/ East Bay Soaring rents, evictions, tenants rally in Oakland to close landlord loopholes in Just Cause protections http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/26/soaring-rents-evictions-tenants-rally-in-oakland-to-close-landlord-loopholes-in-just-cause-protections/
9/28/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County ‘The rent is too damn high' http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/28/83626/
9/30/2017 Apartment Therapy US Here's how much extra cash you'd have if rent were affordable http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/heres-how-much-extra-cash-youd-have-if-rent-were-affordable-250731
10/2/2017 NLIHC US National Equity Atlas Releases Renter Fact Sheets http://nlihc.org/article/national-equity-atlas-releases-renter-factsheets
10/4/2017 The Oregonian Portland Portland City Council extends renter protection and ‘housing emergency' policies http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/10/portland_city_council_extendpo.html
10/6/2017 Daily Free Press Boston City Council votes to pass act protecting tenants http://dailyfreepress.com/2017/10/06/city-council-votes-to-pass-act-protecting-tenants/

Press Coverage 9/11/17-10-6/17 Renter Week of Action and Assemblies

Date Outlet City Title Link
9/11/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Upcoming Renter Week of Action https://sonomasun.com/2017/09/11/about-renter-week-of-action/
9/13/2017 KCET / Link TV LA/ CA City Rising, Multiple videos and articles https://www.kcet.org/shows/city-rising/the-story-of-city-rising
9/14/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County Who Cares about Renters Issues? http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/14/who-cares-about-renters-issues/
9/17/2017 News Channel 5 – Nashville Nashville Coalition Lists Demands For Mayor's Transit Plan http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/coalition-lists-demands-for-mayor-s-transit-plan
9/17/2017 NewsChannel 5 Nashville Coalition Lists Demand for Mayor's Transit Plan http://www.newschannel5.com/news/local-news/coalition-lists-demands-for-mayor-s-transit-plan
9/18/2017 Colorlines US #RenterWeekOfAction Addresses Nationwide Housing Crisis http://www.colorlines.com/articles/renterweekofaction-addresses-nationwide-housing-crisis
9/18/2017 LA Weekly Los Angeles L.A.'s Housing Crisis Is Now the Nation's Housing Crisis http://www.laweekly.com/news/america-is-now-a-renters-nation-8655627
9/18/2017 Orange County Register Samta ANa Activists push for more affordable housing, rent control in Santa Ana http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/18/rent-advocates-push-for-more-affordable-housing-rent-control-in-santa-ana/
9/18/2017 Tennessean Nashville Billion-dollar transit plan must benefit all Nashvillians http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/09/18/billion-dollar-transit-plan-must-benefit-all-nashville/677818001/
9/18/2017 Tennessean Tennessee Billion-dollar transit plan must benefit all Nashville http://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2017/09/18/billion-dollar-transit-plan-must-benefit-all-nashville/677818001/
9/19/2017 ABC5 Minneapolis Apartment Tenants Take Grievances to Twin Cities Landlord's Front Door http://kstp.com/news/apartment-tenants-take-grievances-to-twin-cities-landlord-front-door/4608251/?cat=1
9/19/2017 BillyPenn Philadelphia Photos: Protesters outside Ben Carson's Vaux High School visit https://billypenn.com/2017/09/19/photos-protesters-outside-ben-carsons-vaux-high-school-visit/
9/19/2017 Fox 17 Nashville Protestors call Nashville's $6 billion transit plan the ‘gentrification train' http://fox17.com/news/local/protesters-call-nashvilles-6-billion-transit-plan-the-gentrification-train
9/19/2017 KEYT3 Santa Barbara Activists rally for renter's rights in Santa Barbara
September 18-23 is ‘Renter Week of Action'
http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/housing-activists-rally-for-renters-rights-in-santa-barbara/623759263
9/19/2017 Metro – Philadelphia Philadelphia Ben Carson to oversee reopening of Philly school, protests planned https://www.metro.us/news/local-news/philadelphia/ben-carson-to-oversee-reopening-philly-school-protests-planned
9/19/2017 NewsChannel 5 Nashville Activists Protest Transit Plan, Hope For Affordable Housing Instead http://www.newschannel5.com/news/activists-protest-transit-plan-hope-for-affordable-housing-instead?autoplay=true
9/19/2017 Next City US Here's What U.S. Cities Gain If Housing Is Affordable https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/affordable-housing-renter-protests-renter-week-of-action-2017
9/19/2017 OC Weekly Orange County Housing Activists Kick Off “Renters Week of Action” in Santa Ana www.ocweekly.com/news/santana-rallies-for-renters-rights-8435363
9/19/2017 Philadelphia Magazine Philadelphia Time for a Protest: Ben Carson Is Coming to Philly on Tuesday http://www.phillymag.com/news/2017/09/19/ben-carson-philly/#3fRAPDmdQ5l5jWxs.99
9/19/2017 Philly.com Philadelphia HUD Secretary Ben Carson helps open a North Philly high school http://www.philly.com/philly/education/amid-protests-ben-carson-helps-open-philly-high-school-vaux-big-picture-pha-20170919.html
9/19/2017 StarTribute Minneapolis Angry renters demonstrate outside landlord Stephen Frenz's home http://www.startribune.com/renters-begin-week-of-protests-in-twin-cities/445881113/
9/19/2017 Tennesean Nashville Activists warn of Mayor Barry's transit push becoming ‘gentrification train,' demand benefits http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/2017/09/19/nashville-transit-activists-gentrification-train-mayor-barry/680816001/
9/19/2017 The Progressive Duplicate? Renter Week' Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://progressive.org/Resist/renter-week-brings-waves-of-protest-to-corporate-landlords/&ct=ga&cd=CAAYADIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNEP2odBOXR8OhV0SUxxZE8-xAWAaQ
9/19/2017 The Progressive National ‘Renter Week' Brings Protests to Corporate Landlord and HUD Offices http://progressive.org/dispatches/renter-week-brings-waves-of-protest-to-corporate-landlords/
9/19/2017 Twin Cities Pioneer Press St. Paul Romanish, Snyder: Pricing tenants out of their homes http://www.twincities.com/2017/09/19/romanish-snyder-pricing-tenants-out-of-their-homes/
9/19/2017 Univision Santa Ana Con una protesta, inquilinos en Santa Ana exigen que se respeten sus derechos http://www.univision.com/los-angeles/kmex/noticias/protestas/con-una-protesta-inquilinos-en-santa-ana-exigen-que-se-respeten-sus-derechos-video
9/19/2017 WKRN.com Nashville Some worry $6 billion Nashville transit plan won't benefit their communities http://wkrn.com/2017/09/19/some-worry-6-billion-nashville-transit-plan-wont-benefit-their-communities/
9/19/2017 WSMV-TV Nashville Residents, community activists raise concerns over Nashville mass transit plan http://www.wsmv.com/story/36406392/residents-community-activists-raise-concerns-over-nashville-mass-transit-plan
9/20/2017 Alternet US Tenants Nationwide Tell Landlords They're Fed Up: Renter Week of Action
A week's worth of rallies, protests and demonstrations aims to unite renters and draw attention to their struggles.
http://www.alternet.org/activism/renter-week-action-2017-protests-landlords
9/20/2017 CityLab US If Rent Were Affordable, the Average Household Would Save $6200 a Year
9/20/2017 KEYT Santa Barbara Activists rally for renter's rights in Santa Barbara http://www.keyt.com/news/santa-barbara-s-county/housing-activists-rally-for-renters-rights-in-santa-barbara/623759263
9/20/2017 Nashville Public Radio (WPLN) Nashville Activists Question Whether Gallatin Road Will Really Benefit East Nashville http://nashvillepublicradio.org/post/activists-question-whether-gallatin-road-rail-project-will-really-benefit-east-nashville
9/20/2017 OCRegister San Diego Majority of Orange, San Diego county voters support rent control, poll says https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.ocregister.com/2017/09/20/majority-of-orange-san-diego-county-voters-support-rent-control-poll-says/&ct=ga&cd=CAAYADIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNFwRtQJtyBcWOxyEbcgnZ32r5FnTg
9/20/2017 Rhode Island Future Providence DARE smashes piñatas in protest against high rents, evictions and public subsidies for luxury housing http://www.rifuture.org/dare-smashes-pinatas/
9/20/2017 Spare Change News Boston Boston puts Advanced Property Management on notice in kickoff to Renters' Week of Action http://sparechangenews.net/2017/09/renters-week-of-action-2017/
9/20/2017 The Baltimore Sun Baltimore “Renter Week of Action” calls attention to housing crisis http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-rr-renter-20170919-story.html
9/20/2017 The Detroit News Detroit Council approves housing law amid gentrification fears http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2017/09/19/council-vote-affordable-housing-law/105779962/
9/20/2017 The Portland Mercury Portland From Slacktivism to Activism https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.portlandmercury.com/resistance-and-solidarity/2017/09/20/19330752/from-slacktivism-to-activism&ct=ga&cd=CAAYATIaZTMyNTUxZDRhMzVjNGQ0ODpjb206ZW46VVM&usg=AFQjCNE_3Aw4M3EtSzmZ1_8MJSIVNaSCXQ
9/21/2017 CityPages Minneapolis The newest battle coming to Minneapolis: Rent control http://www.citypages.com/news/the-newest-battle-coming-to-minneapolis-rent-control/446596693
9/21/2017 Denver ABC 7 Denver Aurora mobile home residents fight owner's plan to close park http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/aurora-mobile-home-residents-fight-owners-plan-to-close-park-
9/21/2017 Equal Voice US A Look at Hope and Housing on Skid Row in Los Angele https://www.equalvoiceforfamilies.org/renter-week-of-action-a-past-look-at-hope-and-housing-on-skid-row/
9/21/2017 KTVL (Channel 10) Ashland, OR Some Ashland community members say they pay 40 percent of their their income on rent http://ktvl.com/news/local/some-ashland-community-members-say-they-pay-40-percent-of-their-their-income-on-rent
9/21/2017 Mission Local San Francisco The San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition has produced the series of advertisements as part of National Renter's Week of Action. https://missionlocal.org/2017/09/neighborhood-notes-homey-returns-activist-bus-ads-brava-sneak-peek/
9/21/2017 ReWire News US Trump's America: Fair Housing Group Adds ‘Report Hate' Button to Its Website https://rewire.news/article/2017/09/21/trumps-america-fair-housing-group-adds-report-hate-button-website/
9/21/2017 RPA Lab US Renters Call for Local, National Action as Rents Rise http://lab.rpa.org/renters-call-local-national-action-rents-rise/
9/21/2017 South Seattle Emerald Seattle GIMME SHELTER: A RADICAL, PRACTICAL PLAN TO ADDRESS THE HOUSING CRISIS https://southseattleemerald.com/2017/09/21/op-ed-gimme-shelter-a-radical-practical-plan-to-address-the-housing-crisis/
9/21/2017 Sonoma News Sonoma County Housing advocates will rally at Sonoma Plaza http://www.sonomanews.com/news/7446521-181/housing-advocates-will-rally-at
9/22/2017 Ashland Daily Tidings Ashland Seeking shelter http://www.dailytidings.com/news/20170922/seeking-shelter
9/22/2017 Colordado Independent Denver Colorado renters to landlord law firm: educate don't evict http://www.coloradoindependent.com/167104/colorado-eviction-tenant-rights-legal-defense
9/22/2017 Local ABC 10 Miami Nonprofit group builds tent camp for Civic Towers' residents https://www.local10.com/news/local/miami/nonprofit-group-builds-tent-camp-for-civic-towers-residents
9/22/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County ‘Renters Week' rally on Sonoma Plaza http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/22/renters-week-rally-on-sonoma-plaza/
9/23/2017 TruthOut US Tenants Push Back Against Corporate Landlords during Renter Week of Action http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42041-tenants-push-back-against-corporate-landlords-during-renter-week-of-action
9/24/2017 Real News Network US Renters vs. Slumlords: Activists Nationwide Rally for Renter's Rights http://therealnews.com/t2/story:20053:Renters-vs.-Slumlords%3A-Activists-Nationwide-Rally-for-Renter%27s-Rights
9/25/2017 KALW San Francisco California tenant advocates galvanized by national ‘week of action' for renters http://kalw.org/post/california-tenant-advocates-galvanized-national-week-action-renters#stream/0
9/25/2017 UniCorn Riot Denver Eighty Families Offer to Purchase Mobile Home Park to Avoid Eviction https://www.unicornriot.ninja/2017/eighty-families-offer-purchase-mobile-home-park-avoid-eviction/
9/25/2017 Univision 14 San Francisco San Francisco Reunión de inquilinos en Alameda para discutir la falta de vivienda asequible http://www.univision.com/san-francisco/kdtv/noticias/alquiler/reunion-de-inquilinos-en-alameda-para-discutir-la-falta-de-vivienda-asequible-video?eov=true#eov
9/26/2017 Lynn Item Lynn PROTESTERS ADVOCATE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ON THE LYNNWAY https://www.itemlive.com/2017/09/26/protesters-advocate-affordable-housing-lynnway/
9/27/2017 East Bay Times East Bay Rent control fight to be arduous, Alameda conference hears http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/24/rent-control-fight-to-be-arduous-alameda-conference-hears/
9/27/2017 East Bay Times (Bay Area News Group) Oakland/ East Bay Soaring rents, evictions, tenants rally in Oakland to close landlord loopholes in Just Cause protections http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/09/26/soaring-rents-evictions-tenants-rally-in-oakland-to-close-landlord-loopholes-in-just-cause-protections/
9/28/2017 Sonoma Sun Sonoma County ‘The rent is too damn high' http://sonomasun.com/2017/09/28/83626/
9/30/2017 Apartment Therapy US Here's how much extra cash you'd have if rent were affordable http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/heres-how-much-extra-cash-youd-have-if-rent-were-affordable-250731
10/2/2017 NLIHC US National Equity Atlas Releases Renter Fact Sheets http://nlihc.org/article/national-equity-atlas-releases-renter-factsheets
10/4/2017 The Oregonian Portland Portland City Council extends renter protection and ‘housing emergency' policies http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/10/portland_city_council_extendpo.html
10/6/2017 Daily Free Press Boston City Council votes to pass act protecting tenants http://dailyfreepress.com/2017/10/06/city-council-votes-to-pass-act-protecting-tenants/