What is a tenant?
A “tenant” is anyone who does not ultimately control their own housing. This includes people who rent, are houseless, or whose bank owns the loan for their home.
What is a tenants union?
Similar to a labor union, a tenants union is an organization made up of and led by tenants themselves to fight for their collective interests and housing rights.
Why do I need a tenants union?
Because together we can win! The relationship between landlords and tenants is inherently unequal, exploitative, and unjust. Landlords have economic and political power to control something every human being needs for basic survival – housing. Other tenant’s unions around the country have proven that when tenants organize together to resist illegal evictions, rent hikes, gentrification, and other forms of housing injustice, we build economic and political power of our own!
How do I join?
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