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New York Tenants Are Organizing Against Evictions, as They Did in the Great Depression

Harassment and lockouts pressure renters to leave their homes — but renters are fighting back with a little help from their friends. One way: “stoop court” sessions.

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Jess Bellville
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How A 1970s San Francisco Evictions Battle Influenced Minneapolis Renters

A look back at a 1970s evictions fight in San Francisco – one that booted several predominantly single Filipino men out of the hotel where they rented rooms – serves as inspiration to Minneapolis renters who aim to buy their building from …

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Destiny Mata
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Behind the Doors of New York’s Public Housing

I grew up on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, one of the most diverse, densely built neighborhoods in the world. Boutique shops now stand side by side with bodegas, and rising rents are changing the face of this once-affordable enclave.

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Philip Metres
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Never-Ending Sentences

In June 2020, I interviewed Joseph Gaston and Christana Gamble, two Black people who live in Cleveland, Ohio, about their struggles to find housing after completing prison sentences. Their experiences illuminate a mass incarceration …

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Tania Thorne
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New ‘Hotel of Healing’ Planned For Homeless In Escondido

The need for spaces to house people experiencing homelessness is at an all-time high. Organizations throughout San Diego County have steered towards purchasing distressed hotels as a way to provide a safe and effective space for people …

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Andrew Giambrone and Joseph Rodriguez
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“We Didn’t Really Have a Choice”

When COVID struck, a group of tenants in the South Bronx went on rent strike. Will it work?

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Clyde Haberman
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With Evictions Looming, Cities Revisit a Housing Experiment From the ’70s

As a housing crisis set off by the Covid-19 pandemic has put low-income tenants at risk of eviction, a counterintuitive proposal to help renters buy their apartments has emerged. It’s an idea that originated during a 1970s eviction battle …

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