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Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive

Our homes are the foundations for our lives. They are gathering spots, and places where we recharge, and connect with ourselves and our families. 

But too many people are forced to lay their foundation on shaky ground. Because of outrageous rent hikes, poorly-maintained and underfunded public housing, racial segregation of neighborhoods, increasing urban displacement, and corporate tax and land giveaways, more and more people in this country lack a home to thrive.

CPD and our network of state-based affiliates are leading local, state, and federal campaigns to...

Our homes are the foundations for our lives. They are gathering spots, and places where we recharge, and connect with ourselves and our families. 

But too many people are forced to lay their foundation on shaky ground. Because of outrageous rent hikes, poorly-maintained and underfunded public housing, racial segregation of neighborhoods, increasing urban displacement, and corporate tax and land giveaways, more and more people in this country lack a home to thrive.

CPD and our network of state-based affiliates are leading local, state, and federal campaigns to challenge the racist and corporate roots of our housing system, and build a model that works for us all.

Our policy priorities include:

  • Universal rent control and tenant protections 

  • Deep investments in affordable housing

  • Rules for the rental market so that corporate landlords cannot get away with predatory behavior

Together, we can curb displacement and foreclosures, reduce evictions and homelessness, and rein in corporate landlords. We can build a future of housing stability for renters, low-income homeowners and manufactured housing residents across the country.

News

News

11.14.2019

WASHINGTON -- Today, Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative...

11/14/2019

Campaigns for rent control and tenant protections that have been simmering for years in high-...

10/3/2019 | Next City

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a national figure who has used her platform to promote...

09/27/2019 | Portside

“Rent control is one of the most effective tools to alleviate our renter crisis,” argues a ...

08/21/2019 | The New Republic

“It was the alliance of tenants and homeless New Yorkers in New York City and smaller cities...

06/20/2019 | Next City

The Center for Popular Democracy, the Right to the City Alliance, and PolicyLink recently...

06/17/2019 | Jacobin

Ignore the neoliberal naysayers; rent control can be an important tool in our battle for housing...

05/30/2019 | Jacobin

05.21.2019

WASHINGTON -- Progressive organizations raise concerns over a Department of...

05/21/2019

“[There are] some housing advocates who say that they have been trying to get your attention for...

05/13/2019