housing

Brighton Solidarity Federation: the first five months of 2018

A summary of the activity of Brighton Solfed in the start of 2018, showcasing the cases we've dealt with up to May.

Solidarity demo called after tenant assaulted at home by dodgy estate agents son

Following the assault of a Brighton Solidarity Federation member by Youngs Estate Agents owner David Pay, the tenant at the centre of the dispute was assaulted in his own home by Pay's son, Oliver, who had forcefully entered the premises. In response to these attempts at intimidation, Brighton Solfed are organising a solidarity protest this Saturday.

Owner of Youngs estate agents assaults Brighton housing activist

David Pay, the owner of Youngs estate agent in the Kemptown area of Brighton, assaulted a member of Brighton Solidarity Federation during a picket in support of a tenant facing a eviction because he asked his landlord to do repairs.

Hamilton: Corporate Suits Fail to Intimidate Rent Strikers

Rent strikers in Hamilton, Ontario were not intimidated when corporate suits showed up at their door demanding rent.

Origin of the Housing Crisis In NZ/Aotearoa

This article surveys the origins of the current housing crisis in NZ/Aotearoa, viewing the neo-liberal turn of the 1980s'-1990s' as a critical juncture.

Defending Hamilton: Reflections on the East Hamilton Rent Strike

An organiser reflects on the conditions that led to tenants in East Hamilton declaring a rent strike. This post previously appeared on North Shore Counter Info and It's Going Down.

East Hamilton Tenants Declare May 1st Rent Strike

The Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network

On April 24th, at a mass meeting at the local community centre, dozens of tenants from four high-rise apartment buildings in East Hamilton committed to going on rent strike on May 1st. This story was first published by the Hamilton Tenants Solidarity Network and North Shore Counter-Info.

Forced Development, Demolitions, Flooding & Threats in Vusimuzi, Tembisa

Vusimuzi settlement was founded in 1995 and is now being subject to forced demolition and flooding of existing homes due to new development.

Recent development in South Africa's land occupation movement

Statement from the South African land occupation Abahlali baseMjondolo, on their growth in membership, new occupations of land, and the irrelevance of ANC's 'land reform'.

SeaSol stops landlord evicting family for having a baby

In March 2018, SeaSol [the Seattle Solidarity Network] helped a family defeat an attempt by their landlords to evict them for having a second child. The property management company had established a clear pattern of targeting the family, and had denied a request to move to a larger unit only days before on false claims of damage to their unit