The Renter Week of Action is fast approaching and 35 cities and towns have already pledged actions!!! In many cities multiple actions are being planned and in some states they are planning coordination actions in 6+ cities/towns throughout the state!
Actions are taking place primarily to call for Universal Rent Control & Just Cause Eviction, target Corporate Landlords & Developers and take action to fight back against the proposed HUD Cuts and call for full funding of HUD and community control of land & housing to win #Homes4All!
As part of the prep for the week of action we are working with the Ruckus Society to convene Direct Action Rountables that will be unique opportunities to get together with direct action trainers and other folks from around the country who are planning actions to develop creative direct action ideas, get support from Ruckus’ training network, explore levels of escalation & coordination across cities and get inspired from each other!
Roundtable 1: HUD & Local Housing Agency Actions
(Tuesday, Aug 15th 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT /12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT /1pm-2:30pm ET)
Roundtable 2: Corporate Landlords
(Thursday, Aug 17th- Proposed time 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PT / 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm CT /4pm-5:30pm ET)
Roundtable 3: Actions for Universal Rent Control & Just Cause Eviction
(Friday, Aug 18th- Proposed time 10:00 am – 11:30 am PT /12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CT /1pm-2:30pm ET)
These will be VERY interactive and encrypted zoom conference calls.
Click the ‘read more’ tab below to learn more about RUCKUS and the Homes for All Alliance…
The Ruckus Society provides environmental, human rights, and social justice organizers with the tools, training, and support needed to achieve their goals through the strategic use of creative, nonviolent direct action.
Working with a broad range of communities, organizations, and movements – from high school students to professional organizations – Ruckus facilitates the sharing of information and expertise that strengthens the capacity to change our relationship with the environment and each other.
We believe building partnerships with organizers and communities to create spaces for participatory learning, networking, and resource sharing is the most powerful way we as individuals can contribute to actualizing positive social change.
Homes For All is a national campaign launched by Right to the City Alliance that aims to protect, defend, and expand housing that is truly affordable and dignified for low-income and very low-income communities by engaging those most directly impacted by this crisis through local and national organizing, winning strong local policies that protect renters and homeowners, supporting efforts at building models for truly affordable community-controlled housing and shifting the national debate on housing. We believe that housing is a human right not a commodity.