Housing Justice


Housing Justice banner with person wearing the Housing Is A Human Right Tee.“Housing is a human right. There can be no fairness or justice in a society in which some live in homelessness, or in the shadow of that risk, while others cannot even imagine it.”   —Jordan FlahertyA list of Key Issues around Housing Justice.The Merch. Proceeds from this collection benefit orgs fighting for housing justice.Dive Deeper + Act Now

Immediate Actions to Take:

Organizations To Support + Follow:

Educate Yourself + Keep Showing Up:

  • Articles — 
    • Affordable Housing articles — Curbed
    • Affordable Housing Forever — Michael Friedrich via NYTimes
    • Anti-Homeless Laws Across the U.S. Criminalize Survival — Cassandra Brandt via Foundation Beyond Relief
    • Barriers to Housing for Justice-Involved Persons — NLIHC
    • Between a Rock and a God Place — Theo Whitcomb via The Baffler 
    • Community Land Trusts — Grounded Solutions Network
    • Elements of the Democratic Economy: Community Land Trust — Jarrid Green via The Next System Project
    • Elements of the Democratic Economy: Limited Equity Housing Cooperatives — Jarrid Green via The Next System Project
    • Elements of the Democratic Economy: Resident-Owned Communities — Jarrid Green via The Next System Project
    • How Gentrification Reproduces Racial Inequality — Jackelyn Hwang and Lei Ding via Work in Progress Sociology
    • How Moms 4 Housing Changed Laws and Inspired a Movement — Erin Baldassari and Molly Solomon via KQED
    • How the Pandemic Threw Fuel on a Growing Housing Movement — Bryce Covert via The Nation
    • Lack of Housing Is Not the Problem — Andrew Lee via Yes! Magazine
    • Low-Income Households Deserve Full Funding from LIHEAP — CAP
    • NO SAFE PLACE: The Criminalization of Homelessness in U.S. Cities — The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
    • Now Is the Time to Take Radical Steps Toward Housing Equity — Chris Tittle via Yes! Magazine
    • Preserving the History of People-Powered Housing — UHAB Archives
    • Security Deposit Insurance Isn’t the Kind of Housing Support Baltimore Renters Need — Marceline White and Tiffany Ralph via Baltimore Sun 
    • The Conquest of Bread book, Chapter 6 Dwellings
    • The Criminalization of Homelessness: Explained — Bidish Sarma and Jessica Brand via The Appeal 
    • The Ghosts of Progress: Parasite Parallels Life in Silicon Valley’s Self Proclaimed Capital: San José — Daniel A. Gonzalez via Silicon Valley De-Bug
    • The Rise and Fall of New York Public Housing: An Oral History — Luis Ferré-Sadurní via NYTimes 
    • The Tenants Who Evicted Their Landlord — Matthew Desmond via NYTimes
    • Unequal Displacement: Gentrification, Racial Stratification, and Residential Destinations in Philadelphia — Jackelyn Hwang and Lei Ding via American Journal of Sociology
    • We Shall Not Be Moved — Audrea Lim via Harper’s Magazine
    • When Private Equity Becomes Your Landlord — Heather Vogell via ProPublica
    • Why Government Housing Vouchers Can Be Difficult to Use — Pam Fessler via NPR
  • Watch + Listen —
    • Gentrification Explained — Urban Displacement Project via YouTube
    • Nice White Parents — NY Times Podcast
    • Pushed Out: Displacement Today and Lasting Impacts — Urban Displacement Project via YouTube
    • Residue — Netflix
    • SOLD OUT: Rethinking Housing in America — KQED 
    • The Legacy of Redlining — Urban Displacement Project via YouTube