National Eviction Defense League
We are facing an eviction crisis of unimaginable proportions. 28 million renters across the country are at risk of eviction– that’s almost 3 Foreclosure Crises at once. And just like last time, Black and Brown communities will be the hardest hit.
On September 1st, we are taking action to protect our communities and stop evictions, targeting those who carry them out – law enforcement. We’re not waiting for them to ramp up the evictions – we’re striking first!
Hundreds of thousands of families and individuals are participating in the national rent strike!
View the interactive map below. (Load times may vary due to high volume of strikers.)
National Day of Action: SEPTEMBER 1ST
Take action now! We are on the verge of an eviction crisis of unimaginable proportions-- and we must fight back. Take a look at the actions we compiled across the country and join one near you!
People first. Not corporations. Not Wall Street. Not billionaires.
Millions of people were struggling to pay rent before COVID-19 hit. Since March, more than 26 million people have filed for unemployment, and many more have had their hours and wages cut. On May 1, millions of people across the country will withhold their rent by necessity. While some cities have put evictions and foreclosures on hold, people won’t be able to pay huge amounts of back rent once the crisis ends, and it’s wrong to think they should.
Housing is a basic human right, and no one should have to worry about access to quality, low cost housing, not now, not ever.
All over the country people are showing their power and demanding cancelled rent and a response that puts people first, not corporations, not Wall Street, and not billionaires.
Black and Brown communities shouldn’t have to bear the brunt of this crisis. That’s why we demand:
- Rent/mortgage cancelation for the duration of the pandemic
- Block corporations from swooping in and taking over property in ravaged communities
- Halt all foreclosures and evictions during this crisis
Important Rent Strike Stats
And many more are taking the rent strike pledge every day!
That's how long we've been in this crisis without meaningful action
Did not pay rent in May
This number will continue to rise as time goes on