Media narratives shield landlords from a crisis of their own making / by FAIR

The New York Times (9/27/22) asks readers to feel sorry for this man who owns 11 apartments. Originally Published in Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) on October 21, 2022 As landlords continue their relentless pursuit of profits, and politicians allow pandemic-era eviction moratoriums to expire, the human toll of a fundamentally brutal housing systemContinue reading “Media narratives shield landlords from a crisis of their own making / by FAIR”

Detroit tenants organize to take on big landlords and property management companies / by Joseph Bierlein

Joseph Bierlein / People’s World DETROIT—Detroit today is a city mostly made up of renters. According to 2020 census data, 53% of residents are now rent-paying tenants. Sometime before 2015, Detroit transitioned from a majority homeowner city to a majority renter city. This transition can, in large part, be attributed to a large-scale corporate takeover of homes, apartment buildings, and publicContinue reading “Detroit tenants organize to take on big landlords and property management companies / by Joseph Bierlein”