As Politicians Scramble, Renters Should Organize, Fight Back against Looming Evictions

By the Editorial Board On Tuesday, imperialist president Joe Biden rushed to issue a partial moratorium on evictions that fails to protect renters facing potential eviction due to the impact of the current economic crisis as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. The new ban came after a previous moratorium in place since last September ended on July 31, with politicians pointing fingers at each other … Continue reading As Politicians Scramble, Renters Should Organize, Fight Back against Looming Evictions

Austin: Tenants and Activists Halt Evictions at Rosemont Apartments

By Joan Hoch and Michael Nolan Tenants at the Rosemont at Oak Valley apartment complex have been struggling against their landlord after 87 eviction notices were distributed to residents on July 2, blaming damage from the Texas winter storm in February for the conditions. After hours of testimony from tenants that the poor conditions were long-standing and not due to the winter storm, a judge … Continue reading Austin: Tenants and Activists Halt Evictions at Rosemont Apartments

Austin: Housing Activists Confront City Manager Over Failed Rent Relief

By Michael Nolan On June 10, members of the housing struggle organization United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM) and tenants confronted Austin city manager Spencer Cronk outside of City Hall as the city council meeting concluded. The activists denounced Cronk for the city’s improperly managed rent relief programs that have failed to help tenants facing the continued threat of eviction resulting from the ongoing capitalist economic … Continue reading Austin: Housing Activists Confront City Manager Over Failed Rent Relief

Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

By Una Flynn In response to eviction notices left on their doors last week, the tenants at the Tempo at Riverside apartments in Southeast Austin, along with the support of United Neighborhood Defense Movement (UNDM), mobilized to challenge the eviction notices and force concessions from management with an organized action. The management blamed the necessity of the evictions on the February winter storm, which tenants … Continue reading Austin: Tenants at Tempo Apartments Resist Evictions Blamed on Winter Storm

Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

By Brian Martel On Thursday, the housing struggle organization Kansas City (KC) Tenants successfully blocked both entrances to the Jackson County Courthouse, stopping anyone from entering or exiting the building. The blockade was organized in response to the end of the eviction moratorium on January 24, which was extended by the 16th Circuit Court Presiding Judge Dale Youngs after KC Tenants protested outside of his … Continue reading Kansas City: Tenants Block Courthouse As Eviction Cases Reopen

Kansas City: Tenants Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension at Two Judge’s Homes

By Brian Martel The housing struggle organization Kansas City (KC) Tenants held a rally outside of Judge Kyndra Stockdale’s home on January 19, followed by a rally outside of Judge Mary Weir’s home on January 21. Judge Stockdale has heard over 835 eviction cases since last June and has issued 361 eviction orders, more than any other Jackson County judge. Judge Stockdale heard the eviction … Continue reading Kansas City: Tenants Protest for Eviction Moratorium Extension at Two Judge’s Homes

Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

By Brian Martel On January 8, Donald Eric Smith was shot by Civil Process deputies enforcing an eviction on behalf of Smith’s landlord, Kelly Gallegos. That night, the housing struggle organization KC Tenants held an action outside of presiding 16th Circuit Court judge J. Dale Youngs’s home. Soon after, in response to the organized resistance, Youngs ordered evictions to be suspended until January 24. Due … Continue reading Kansas City: Evictions Suspended After Protest at Judge’s Home in Response to Deputy Shooting Tenant

Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions

By Nélida Tello On January 7, the organization KC Tenants held a rally in front of the Jackson County Courthouse as part of the ongoing Zero Eviction January initiative. The rally held on Thursday was the organization’s second action this month. On January 5, KC Tenants held their first action in which approximately 100 people blocked the west and north doors of the courthouse while … Continue reading Kansas City: KC Tenants Hold Rally Against Evictions

Austin: Creek’s Edge Tenants Organize Against Illegal Evictions, Terrible Conditions

By Henry Underwood Tenants at the Creek’s Edge apartment complex have recently reported attempts by management to illegally evict tenants as well as unacceptable living conditions which are ignored by the complex. Landlords of the property have issued illegal and inaccurate “abandoned dwelling” notices in an attempt to intimidate tenants from raising concerns and to force them to move out. “A neighbor had gotten a … Continue reading Austin: Creek’s Edge Tenants Organize Against Illegal Evictions, Terrible Conditions

Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home

By Peter Cherry On Sunday, nine activists from the United Neighborhood Defense Movement marched on Judge Christine Ward’s home in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The rally culminated with several household items and furniture being thrown onto her lawn by activists. Judge Ward ruled in favor of the new landowner of Valmar Gardens apartment complex in Penn Hills, authorizing the eviction of the remaining nine … Continue reading Pittsburgh: UNDM Marches On Evicting Judge’s Home