Tenant Talk | Volume 15, Issue 1

NLIHC has released the spring 2024 issue of Tenant Talk, our semiannual newsletter designed to engage residents in housing advocacy. The new issue, Tenant Talk: The Resilient Work of Tenants, explores the past, present, and future of tenant organizing. Download a digital copy (at right) or register for receive a free physical copy in the mail. Digital copies will soon be available in Spanish.

Tenant organizing has always been the bedrock of housing justice. From tenement organizing in industrial cities during the late nineteenth century to present efforts to prevent displacement and evictions, tenant organizers have worked relentlessly to advance housing justice. The new edition of Tenant Talk explores the long history and current state of tenant organizing in the U.S., as well as the future prospects for organizing efforts. Featuring stories about lifetime advocates as well as those who have just joined the movement for affordable housing, the issue brings together articles about organizing efforts at the local and state levels as well as those engaging in federal advocacy at the national level.

As always, readers will hear directly from organizers, researchers, NLIHC staff, and individuals with lived experience of housing insecurity. Articles explore organizers’ work to strengthen disaster recovery, promote rent stabilization, and address source-of-income discrimination, as well as the challenges involved in organizing large groups of people, the power of youth action boards, and the role of local organizing networks in advancing tenants’ rights. The publication includes updates on NLIHC’s policy work, IDEAS, and new research.

If you have registered in the past for a physical copy of Tenant Talk, we ask that you please register again. The registration form will close on May 2, or whenever the stock of available copies of Tenant Talk is exhausted – whichever comes first.

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