How do I join the movement?
The Los Angeles Tenants Union is a diverse, tenant-led movement fighting for the human right to housing for all. They demand safe, affordable housing and universal rent control by organizing against landlord harassment, mass evictions, and displacement. The Tenant Union’s mission is to strengthen tenant’s political power through education, advocacy, and direct action.
The best way to get involved in the movement is by attending a local chapter. Locals bring neighbors together to discuss housing issues, organize direct actions and build community.
The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a digital storytelling collective documenting the dispossession and resistance in gentrifying landscapes. Primarily working in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York City, we are all volunteers producing digital maps, oral history work, film, murals, and community events. Working with a number of community partners and in solidarity with numerous housing movements, we study and visualize new entanglements of global capital, real estate, technocapitalism, and political economy. Our narrative oral history and video work centers the displacement of people and complex social worlds, but also centers modes of resistance. Maintaining antiracist and feminist analyses as well as decolonial methodology, the project creates tools and disseminates data contributing to collective resistance and movement building.