SeaSol & tenants committee wins long fight vs huge landlord

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Jul 29 2014 21:33
SeaSol & tenants committee wins long fight vs huge landlord

This was a big one. The short version: People were getting sick from mold and the landlord wouldn't do anything, so they formed a tenants group and joined SeaSol. We helped them deliver demands with a big crowd. The landlord tried to evict people (ultimately unsuccessfully, though it scared tenants), so we escalated our campaign pretty intensely with tons of posters, pickets, online reviews, neighborhood visits, etc etc, and then they sued us. We got free legal help and beat the lawsuit, meanwhile continuing to mess with them via pickets, posters etc. We cost them huge amounts of money, and they finally caved. The building got massive repairs and the lawsuit got thrown out.

The long version:

http://seasol.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=111:sterling-manor-tenants-win-massive-repairs-from-landlords&catid=1:recent