In June 2019, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) auctioned off 144 vacant properties. The sale of these properties gave PHA $8.4 million. This wasn’t the first time the public housing giant auctioned off a large number of vacant properties. PHA’s first auction was in 2011, where 341 properties were sold for $6.1 million. Since then, every year has had large auctions of publicly-owned properties to … Continue reading PHA and the City of Philadelphia Serve Gentrifiers!
By Comrade Blue SAINT LOUIS: Amid all the tension between the working and ruling classes during this pandemic, we find one thing clear: all the class dynamics that existed before the COVID-19 epidemic are exacerbated by this newfound panic. Working people struggle even more to get food on their tables. As people are put out of work without pay, landlords are still wrongfully demanding rent. … Continue reading St. Louis Deputies Murder Man Over Eviction Notice In The Middle Of a Pandemic
March 15, 2020 Saturday morning saw an escalation in the proletarian revolutionary housing struggle in California. Homeless families, inspired by the success of Moms4Housing in Oakland after a sharp struggle, reproduced the tactic and seized control of a house in El Sureno. The LA Times reports that they seek to spread the tactic to new properties in the future. This development comes on the heels … Continue reading Homeless Families in Los Angeles Seize Housing, Announce Plan to Seize More Properties In Future: MCP’s Position
By Otto K. February 3, 2020 MINNEAPOLIS: Last Wednesday, January 29th, Minneapolis two-term City Council member Abdi Warsame was unanimously approved by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority’s board of commissioners to become the next Director of the MPHA. This comes after previous director, Greg Russ, resigned from the position in order to accept the equivalent position within the New York Public Housing Authority. Warsame must … Continue reading Minneapolis CM Abdi Warsame Accepts Position as Director of Minneapolis Public Housing Authority; Becomes New Face of Public Housing Privatization in Minneapolis
By Sabine Lebrón January 16, 2020 OAKLAND: Four housing justice activists were evicted and arrested early Tuesday morning in Oakland, CA. The women, organizers with the New Afrikan-led #Moms4Housing movement, had begun their illegal occupation of the long-vacant West Oakland property – owned by so-called “developer” Wedgewood Properties – in early November. Their occupation of the Magnolia Street property was part of a broader campaign … Continue reading #Moms4Housing Activists Arrested
By Daniel Engels November 6, 2019 SAINT LOUIS: On Monday, November 4, 2019, about ten employees of Southwest Crossing Apartments confronted owner Eliam Rabin about their wages that he and his company, TEH Realty, stole. All the employees, now on strike, have not received their pay for the period, and many more were laid off recently. Southwest Crossing Apartments is on 7851 Bandero Drive, a … Continue reading Employees Confront Slumlord About Missing Wages
By Mary Adcock In the Greater Ville neighborhood of north St. Louis, these five homes are vacant, four which are owned by the Land Reutilization Authority (LRA). Two are scheduled to be demolished. This block contains 14 vacant properties (Photo credit: Robert Cohen, St. Louis Post-Dispatch). If you walk through North St. Louis, you can see vacant buildings and trash piling up in the alleys. … Continue reading Vacancies in St. Louis: Washington University Report is Nothing New to Black St. Louis