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Hamilton Tenant

A newsletter by and for tenants in Hamilton. The goal of this newsletter is to share the stories of working-class tenants in Hamilton and inspire each other in our collective struggle for better conditions in our homes and our lives.

Hamilton Rent Strikers Bring Demands to Landlord’s Doorstep in Ottawa

Last weekend, striking tenants from the Stoney Creek Towers in Hamilton trekked to Ottawa with their supporters to confront the executives from InterRent, a Real Estate Investment Trust with an investment strategy based around displacing working-class tenants from their neighbourhoods.

Self-help housing in South America

WILLIAM MANGIN’s fascinating case-history of the human problems encountered in migration to the city and locating and housing a family in a “barriada” or squatters’ settlement, is reproduced by kind permission of Architectural Design.

The multiple family housing unit

TEDDY GOLD, born 1928, who describes here his proposal for a “Multiple Family Housing Unit” is warden of Harold House, Liverpool (89-93 Chatham Street, Liverpool 7).

Of course they are

Note, this article is a direct response to the previous one by Peter Neville.

Support the Flemingdon Park Rent Strike!

On August 1st, more than 200 tenants in Flemingdon Park, Toronto, will launch a rent strike against their landlord's attempt to raise the rent.

Grenfell Tower – the smoke & the mirrors

There is an ever-growing stream of media commentary on the Grenfell fire, increasing daily as the public enquiry unfolds. There are some elements in the media with the goal of obscuring or excusing the plain facts as part of a pre-emptive defence manoeuvre to protect those most implicated in what caused the fire and the 72 deaths. That they feel the need to use such distortions to defend the Grenfell landlords and those who ordered and oversaw the Grenfell refurbishment that fitted the lethal cladding only increases the suggestion of a general doubt on all sides about their innocence.

A Brighton tenant successfully organises to beat deposit theft

Housing Union in Brighton, UK successfully organised with a tenant who was facing a £510 deduction to her deposit. The amount was repaid in full after a roughly three week campaign. Below, the tenant explains the situation she was in, as well as her experience of the campaign and the affect it had on her.