Kingston tenants win historic 15% rent reduction
A grassroots tenant-organizing victory comes after Orlando and several cities across CA adopted rent control on Tuesday.
Scotland passes emergency rent freeze and eviction ban laws
The Cost of Living (Tenant Protection) Act allows ministers to temporarily freeze rent increases for private and social tenants and for student accommodation.
Media narratives shield landlords from a crisis of their own making
As landlords continue their relentless pursuit of profits, and politicians allow pandemic-era eviction moratoriums to expire, the human toll of a fundamentally brutal housing system is arguably more visible than ever—particularly in America’s largest cities.
3.8 million tenants in the U.S. could be evicted in the next two months
Only 3.6 million eviction cases were filed in the entire year of 2018. The looming eviction crisis reflects the catastrophic failure of the U.S. government.
62% of Americans worried about paying rent in 2023
A June poll reveals American citizens’ anxieties on paying for housing in the coming year.
Mobilizations force Biden to enact new eviction ban
The new eviction moratorium was put in place amid protests at the federal capital led by progressive legislator Cori Bush, along with various social movements in the U.S.
People working a minimum wage job can’t afford rent anywhere in the U.S.
Over 40% of Black and Latinx households pay more than 30% of their income on rent, compared with 25% of white households.
With rent freezes about to expire, Mnuchin lobbies for more Wall Street bailouts
As millions of Americans stand on the brink of economic annihilation, the money keeps flowing to Wall Street thanks to carefully contrived mechanisms to maintain a dying financial system afloat.
Forget basic income—In Canada, the new normal should bring a public housing revolution
“I had like $500 left in my account,” my friend Jordan excitedly tells me. “I was seriously fucked for rent.” Like millions of others, Jordan had entered his final few weeks of eligibility for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), the government’s $2,000 per month unemployment program.