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Rent strike resources, petitions, toolkits, and how-tos.


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General info
Know your rights
Suggested readings
Tenant Organizing
Organizational movements
Petitions + apps
Toolkits + organizational examples
Toolkits
Forms + letters
Programs + networks



General info
Know your rights
TENANT & LANDLORD RIGHTS BALTIMORE CITY

RIGHT TO HOUSING ALLIANCE BALTIMORE CITY

PJC HOUSING & COVID-19

FAIR HOUSING OF MARYLAND TENANT ADVOCACY

MARYLAND TENANTS' RIGHTS: EVICTIONS BROCHURE

MARYLAND RENTERS' RIGHTS & COVID-19 SLIDES


LIST OF CITIES & STATES THAT HAVE PAUSED EVICTIONS DUE TO COVID19

HOW EVICTIONS WORK: WHAT RENTERS NEED TO KNOW

TENANT GROUPS SET RENT STRIKE FOR MAY 1

ELIZA BERKEN: WHEN TENANTS TAKE ON LANDLORDS OVER BAD CONDITIONS: A RENT STRIKE EXPLAINER

NEED A LAWYER TO FIGHT AN EVICTION? DC PROGRAM PROVIDES ONE FOR FREE

D.C. ACT 23-286

COVID-19 RENT CASE INFO MARYLAND

PUBLIC JUSTICE CENTER

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS DURING COVID-19

COVID-19 EVICTION MORATORIA BY STATE, COMMONWEALTH, & TERRITORY, ALL STATES

STATE LIMITATIONS ON FORCLOSURES & EVICTIONS

COVID-19 HOUSING POLICY SCORECARD

COVID-19 STATE FORCLOSURE MORATORIUMS & STAYS

MAJOR CONSUMER PROTECTIONS ANNOUNCED IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

MULTI-FAMILY PROPERTIES SUBJECT TO FEDERAL EVICTION MORATORIUMS

BROWN, WATERS, HECK INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO HELP RENTERS DURING COVID PANDEMIC

PROTECTING RENTER & HOME-OWNER RIGHTS DURING OUR NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS

DC RESIDENTS RIGHTS DURING COVID

DERECHOS DE RESIDENTES DE DC DURANTE COVID-19

COVID-19 EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL LEGISLATION

COVID-19: NEW EMERGENCY PROTECTIONS FOR D.C. RESIDENTS

Suggested Readings
BRANDON SODERBERG: CANCEL RENT & FUCK THE POLICE

MY DZUNG CHU: WHY HOUSING SECURITY IS KEY TO ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

MICHAEL KARP: THE ST. LOUIS RENT STRIKE OF 1969

MANDY ISAACS JACKSON: HARLEM'S RENT STRIKE & RAT WAR

NYT ARCIVE: 4,500 BRONX TENANTS GO ON RENT STRIKE

ANDREW WOOD & JAMES A. BAER: STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: URBAN RENT STRIKES & POLITICAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE AMERICAS 1904 -1925

KALFANI NYERERE TURE: FIGHTING FOR THE FARMS: STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE, RACE, & RESISTANCE IN WASHINGTON D.C.

H.R.6515 - Rent and Mortgage Cancellation Act of 2020

KRISTON CAPPS: THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE RENT MIGHT NOT BE SO GOOD

KRISTON CAPPS: HOW TO SURVIVE THE CORONAVIRUS HOUSING CRISIS

HARRY CHEADLE: A THIRD OF AMERICANS DIDN'T PAY THEIR RENT OR MORTGAGE IN MAY, SURVEY SAYS

MICHELLE SINGLETARY: FAQ: RENT STRIKES DURING THE PANDEMIC

WHAT RENTERS FEAR MOST DURING COVID-19 FROM APARTMENT GUIDE

MARTIN AUSTERMUHLE: HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PAYING YOUR RENT OR MORTGAGE DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC


KEEANGA-YAMAHTTA TAYLOR: CANCEL THE RENT

SARAH MERVOSH: "AN 'AVALANCHE OF EVICTIONS' COULD BE BEARING DOWN ON AMERICA'S
RENTERS
"

Tenant organizing
MARYLAND COMMUNITIES UNITED CANCEL RENT CAMPAIGN

RENT STRIKE 2020 RESOURCES: THE NEW INQUIRY

REBEL STEPS COVID 19 RENT STRIKE PODCAST

COVID19 EMERGENCY TENANT PROTECTIONS MAP

1 in 3 CAN'T PAY THE RENT

RECLAIM RENT CONTROL PLATFORM

WHY & HOW TO GO ON A RENT STRIKE

FORM A TENANTS' UNION

KEEP YOUR RENT. FIND YOUR NEIGHBORS FORM

DMV RENT STRIKE TENANT COUNCIL CONNECT



Organizational movements
JOIN BOLTON HILL TENANTS: EMAIL NOW

RENT FREEZE OR RENT STRIKE 2020

AUTONOMOUS TENANTS UNION COVID 19

HOUSING JUSTICE FOR ALL NEW YORK

WE STRIKE TOGETHER

OUR HOMES, OUR HEALTH

NATIONAL MULTIFAMILY HOUSING COUNCIL: COVID-19

RECLAIMING OUR HOMES

HOMES GUARANTEE

DC TENANTS UNION

METRO DC DSA'S TENANT'S RIGHTS PROJECT

RENT STRIKE DMV LINKTREE


Petitions + apps
BALTIMORE CITY 20/20 VISION DEVELOPMENT W/OUT DISPLACEMENT

BALTIMORE COUNTY COVID-19 EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM: APPLY

CANCEL RENTS & MORTGAGES DC


JOIN THE TELEGRAM RENT STRIKE CHAT

SUSPEND RENT, HOUSE THE HOMELESS

MAY DAY RENT STRIKE (FREEDOM ARTS MOVEMENT)

CANCEL THE RENTS NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST

RENTSDUE.ORG

MAY DAY: CAN'T PAY SIGN HERE

RENT STRIKE 2020 SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

#CANCELRENT, #CANCELMORTGAGES, BEYOND RECOVERY DEMDANS (SIGN ON)

HOUSING JUSTICE PLATFORM: ENDORSE

COVID-19+HOMES GUARANTEE: TAKE ACTION

COVID-19 TEMPORARY RENT SUPPORT

Toolkits + organizational examples
RENT STRIKE 2020 TOOLKIT

COVID 19 TENANT ORGANIZING TOOLKIT

Q&A ON LANDLORDS INVESTMENT V. TENANTS RIGHTS

ORGANIZERS' LETTER TO LANDLORD TEMPLATE

EX FORM LETTER TO SHARE EXPRESSING SOLIDARITY IN DECISION TO STRIKE

LA TENANTS UNION COVID DEMANDS ARTICLE (AS AN EXAMPLE)

CA COVID RENT STRIKE SAMPLE LETTERS

COVID19 TENANT ORGANIZING GUIDE: PHILADELPHIA TENANTS UNION

RENT STRIKE RESOURCE PACK FOR 2020 PANDEMIC

KEEP YOUR RENT

RENT/UTILITY STRIKE & MUTUAL AID WORKSHOP FRIDAY, APRIL 24

HOUSING COUNCELING SERVICES

TEACH-IN ON ORGANIZING AROUND RENT RECORDING

5 DEMANDS GRAPHICS

RENT STRIKE: DEMANDS GRAPHICS: MEMES

THE TENANTS WILL WIN: TANC PANDEMIC ORGANIZING GUIDE

RENT STRIKE COVID HANDBOOK

RENT STRIKE TOOLKIT: 5 DEMANDS

BEYOND RECOVERY: CANCEL RENT, MORTGAGES, GUARANTEE HOMES FOR ALL

EVICTION LAB'S COVID-19 HOUSING RESOURCES & TOOLS RESOURCE T

JUST SHELTER: COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO HELP WITH EVICATION

HELLO LANDLORD: CAN'T PAY YOUR RENT? WE CAN HELP

FANNIE MAE RENTERS RESOURCE FINDER

IS MY APARTMENT BUILDING FINANCED BY FREDDIE MAC?

DC EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS