PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

Photo: Serve the People-Pittsburgh activists confront Democratic Socialists of America “tenants’ meeting” (where no tenants showed up). By Alex Meins Last Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) failed to carry out their first tenant meeting at Melon Park when several activists with Serve the People-Pittsburgh (STP) confronted them. DSA has recently been flyering in the bourgeois neighborhood of Shadyside in hopes of finding … Continue reading PITTSBURGH: Protest Stops DSA Effort to Organize Tenants

AUSTIN: Quad Tenants Post Grievances at Leasing Office

Photo: Residents of the Quad apartment complexes in the Riverside area posted their grievances to the front doors of the leasing office By Ana Rendon Today, large sheets of cardboard with grievances from tenants of the Quad (formerly Ballpark) apartment complexes were found posted on the glass doors of Quad East leasing office, where property management for the East, West, and South complexes are housed. All … Continue reading AUSTIN: Quad Tenants Post Grievances at Leasing Office

CHARLOTTE: Tenants Go On Offensive Against Landlord with Rent Strike

By Gabriel Roshan For three months, Compass Property Management promised residents of Melrose Place apartments in south Charlotte a meeting to discuss the uncertain future of the complex, but it wasn’t until July 10, once tenants went on a rent strike, that they finally responded to the pressure of the organized tenants. Melrose Place is a majority immigrant (mainly Mexican) and Black apartment complex which … Continue reading CHARLOTTE: Tenants Go On Offensive Against Landlord with Rent Strike

LOS ANGELES: Protesters Gather at Property Manager’s House

By Zein Amari On Sunday June 30, in a neighborhood of Inglewood, activists and supporters from Serve The People – Los Angeles (STPLA), Defend Boyle Heights (DBH), and tenants from the 28th Street Barrio gathered in front of the house of Curbin D. Pitts, the property manager of 845 and 812 E. 28th St. Griffith Apartments. Activists from STPLA explained that Pitts was protested for … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Protesters Gather at Property Manager’s House

LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Escalate Campaign Against Slumlord with Protest

By Zein Amari Red-masked activists and tenants from the 28th Street Barrio Committee of South Central descended upon unsuspecting slumlord Charles Quarles at his ritzy Brentwood office last Thursday afternoon, demanding he meet with his tenants and waive the $1,000 rent increase. The protesters made it into the main lobby of the office building at 12400 Wilshire Blvd., holding up signs and chanting slogans such … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Tenants and Activists Escalate Campaign Against Slumlord with Protest

LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Targets South Central Slumlord Office

By Felipe Vera. Version en español. Anti-slumlord propaganda appeared early Monday morning at the offices of the Bedford Group of Companies, the real estate firm behind the $1000 rent hike at the Griffith Apartments in South Central. Incendiary received photos of propaganda of Bedford president and CEO Charles Quarles’s face plastered across the walls of his company alongside graffiti demanding he meet with his tenants. … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: Propaganda Targets South Central Slumlord Office

LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase

By Matt Handocerdos This Monday, tenants of two apartment buildings in South Central Los Angeles and masked militants confronted the property manager as he was picking up the rent. The working-class tenants of 845 and 812 E. 28th St, known as the Griffith Apartments, have organized into the 28th Street Barrio Committee under the leadership of the mass organization Serve the People – Los Angeles … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: South Central tenants fight back against a 200-percent rent increase