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NYCHA Tenants and Columbia Students Protest Columbia’s Gentrification of Harlem

On September 22, NYCHA tenants from United Front Against Displacement and Columbia students came together to protest Columbia University’s gentrification of Harlem. You can read and sign onto the demands here. Organized by UFAD, Student Worker Solidarity, and Housing Equity Project. Yesterday, NYCHA tenants of UFAD and Columbia students joined together to protest @Columbia’s predatory…

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The Anna Mae Cole Center Must be Preserved

In the coming months, the City of Boston and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), along with a group of developers, are planning to hasten the gentrification of Jamaica Plain.  They plan to do this by demolishing hundreds of public housing units and replacing them with hundreds of privately-run and expensive units at the Mildred C.…

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NO to the Demolition of the Anna Mae Cole Center in Boston!

This September, the City of Boston and the Boston Housing Authority (BHA), along with a group of developers (Urban Edge, JPNDC, and TCB), are planning to demolish the Anna Mae Cole Center at the Mildred C. Hailey/Bromley-Heath public housing development in Jamaica Plain. The Cole Center is not just an ordinary community center. In addition…

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Tenants of Manhattanville and Jackie Robinson Houses Oppose Privatization of NYCHA

08/16/2022 Today, petitions opposing the privatization of New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) public housing, signed by 218 tenants of Manhattanville Houses in West Harlem, 74 tenants of Jackie Robinson Houses in East Harlem, and 81 community members, were delivered to elected politicians and city leaders. This follows mobilizations of NYCHA tenants across the city…

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Report on the Struggle at City Towers

The attached report is the fruit of four months of collaboration between a newly-formed Tenant Association at City Towers housing development in West Oakland and organizers with the UFAD. In it, we detail: The past and present conditions at City Towers Organizing efforts since February of this year and the response from property management and…

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Fire at City Towers: Random Tragedy or Par for the Course? Part 5: The Struggle that Lies Ahead

Shortly after the petition was delivered to VPM Management, KDF Communities, the Oakland Housing Authority, Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Councilmember Carroll Fife, and Oakland City Attorney Barbara J. Parker, the latter office replied: Thank you for your email and attached petition. The City Attorney takes violation of tenants’ rights and safety very seriously. Multiple City…

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