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Tenant Power: Organizing for Rent Strikes and Landlord Negotiations

In the face of high rent increases and substandard housing, many tenants are realizing they are not alone in their landlord troubles and are joining together to push for building-level wins, and policy change. by: Lillian M. Ortiz [caption id="attachment_1501" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Mariachis, tenants, and Los Angeles Tenants Union organizers gather at Mariachi Plaza to raise...

Huelgas de renta; una tendencia para reclamar viviendas asequibles

Inquilinos de un edificio en Long Beach y de tres en Los Ángeles se declaran en “huelga de rentas” [caption id="attachment_1482" align="alignnone" width="940"] Inquilinos de 10 unidades de un complejo habitacional de Long Beach participan en una 'huelga de renta' en protesta por las malas condiciones de vivienda. (Jacqueline García)[/caption] POR: JACQUELINE GARCÍA Cansados de vivir...

Rent strikes grow in popularity among tenants as gentrification drives up rents in cities like D.C.

[caption id="attachment_1471" align="alignnone" width="1484"] James Jaramillo, 4, seen in his family’s kitchen, picks up a croissant container with a sticky roach trap clinging to it. His mother, Dania Rivera, 34, is one of the organizers of a rent strike at their apartment building. (Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post)[/caption] By Marissa J. Lang WASHINGTON – By the...

“Huelga de alquiler” de vecinos de L.A. ante la subida de alquileres

Inquilinos de Westlake piden que el Gobierno intervenga con un control de alquileres que evite la gentrificación [caption id="attachment_1456" align="alignnone" width="940"] Hoy se inicia una huelga de renta de inquilinos de tres edificios de la calle Burlington, en el vecindario de Westlake.[/caption] POR: EFE  “Hoy se inicia una huelga de renta de inquilinos de tres edificios...