Friday, August 07, 2020

An Imminent Housing Crisis

There exists the threat of  impending evictions which may well soon evict  28 million people/families out of their homes if nothing is urgently done.

There are also enough empty homes. 

As of 2018, there were nearly 1.5 million vacant homes in the country. Compare that to the estimated 553,742 people homeless on any given night.

 So even before the pandemic, there were three empty houses for every homeless person. 

 There is a strong and suppressed history  of fighting against landlords and the cruelty of evictions, such as the great Rent Strike War of 1932 in the Bronx, and the Chicago Eviction Riots of 1931.

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