Lexington Tenants Union

Lexington Tenants Union

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.

Report Back: Housing Branch & Lexington Tenants Union

Report Back: Housing Branch & Lexington Tenants Union

The Housing Branch’s goal is to build up the Lexington Tenants Union (“LTU” for short), an organ of power for tenants and others who do not control their housing in Lexington. This is an organization for renters that is separate from the DSA but that our members are working to grow. We want to grow a citywide union to help neighbors connect, understand their rights, and collectively bargain for better...

The Cost of Coronavirus for Landlords in Mouseland: A Fable in Rebuttal to LEX 18

The Cost of Coronavirus for Landlords in Mouseland: A Fable in Rebuttal to LEX 18

The cat was poised firmly outside the mousehole. His mousehole. Though the cat received regular meals of cat food and was by no ways a hungry or desperate animal, by custom of cats the mice inside were his caloric safety net. In order to avoid a full scale invasion, the mice sacrificed one of their children to the cat on the first of every month. This mousehole was six or...