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


Check back every other Friday for updates. Updated September 14, 2020.

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

COVID-19 RENT CASE INFO MARYLAND


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


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


CDC TEMPORARY HALT IN RESIDENTIAL EVICTIONS

D.C. ACT 23-286


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


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”

RENAE MERLE: "EVICTIONS ARE LIKELY TO SKYROCKET THIS SUMMER AS JOBS REMAIN SCARCE. BLACK RENTER WILL BE HARD HIT.”


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

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


JOIN THE TELEGRAM RENT STRIKE CHAT

SUSPEND RENT, HOUSE THE HOMELESS

COVID-19 TEMPORARY RENT SUPPORT

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


DON'T REAUTHORIZE BROKEN RENT CONTROL


CANCEL RENTS & MORTGAGES DC

Toolkits + organizational examples
Toolkits
EVICTION PREVENTION BALTIMORE CITY

RENT STRIKE 2020 TOOLKIT


COVID 19 TENANT ORGANIZING TOOLKIT


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


HOUSING COUNCELING SERVICES


5 DEMANDS GRAPHICS

RENT STRIKE: DEMANDS GRAPHICS: MEMES

RENT STRIKE COVID HANDBOOK

RENT STRIKE TOOLKIT: 5 DEMANDS


EVICTION LAB'S COVID-19 HOUSING RESOURCES & TOOLS RESOURCE

Forms + letters
COVID-19 TEMPORARY RENT SUPPORT

RENT STRIKE BALTIMORE'S LANDLORD ACCOUNTABILITY FORM

KEEP YOUR RENT. FIND YOUR NEIGHBORS FORM


EX FORM LETTER TO SHARE EXPRESSING SOLIDARITY
IN DECISION TO STRIKE


ORGANIZERS' LETTER TO LANDLORD TEMPLATE


BALTIMORE EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES

BALTIMORE CITY EVICTION PREVENTION INFO

LEGAL RESOURCES FOR RENTERS IN BALTIMORE CITY

COVID-19 EVICTION DEFENSE PROJECT

EVICTION LAB'S EVICTION TRACKING SYSTEM

HOUSING COUNCELING SERVICES

THE TENANTS WILL WIN: TANC PANDEMIC ORGANIZING GUIDE

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


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


Programs + networks
EVICTION PREVENTION BALTIMORE CITY

BALTIMORE EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES

BALTIMORE CITY EVICTION PREVENTION INFO

LEGAL RESOURCES FOR RENTERS IN BALTIMORE CITY

HOUSING COUNCELING SERVICES

THE TENANTS WILL WIN: TANC PANDEMIC ORGANIZING GUIDE

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


JUST SHELTER: COMMUNITY RESOURCES TO HELP WITH EVICTION

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

FANNIE MAE RENTERS RESOURCE FINDER

IS MY APARTMENT BUILDING FINANCED BY FREDDIE MAC?

COVID-19 EVICTION DEFENSE PROJECT

EVICTION LAB'S EVICTION TRACKING SYSTEM