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Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive

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

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...

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

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 to build a model that works for us all.

Our policy priorities include

  • Universal rent control and tenant protections;  

  • Deep investments in affordable housing; and 

  • Rules for the rental market that protect tenants against the predatory behavior of corporate landlords. 

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.

Recent campaign highlights include:

  • We worked with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to write the “A Place to Prosper” Act as a part of her “A Just Society” bill package.

  • We wrote and released a report with PolicyLink and the Right to the City Alliance called Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities on the rent crisis and the need for rent control to protect 42 million households across the county.

  • We supported our California affiliate, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, and their state-wide coalition to pass the Tenant Protection Act of 2019. The bill, AB 1482, expands protections to eight million tenants, covering more renters than any single tenant protection bill in recent U.S. history.

  • We supported our New York affiliates, New York Communities for Change, Make the Road New York, Churches United for Fair Housing, and MHAction, in a historic win, passing the strongest renter protections in a generation. These protections affect one million rent regulated households and provide an opportunity for the expansion of rent control across all of New York State.

  • We won expanded tenant and eviction protections for renters in Nevada with Make the Road Nevada;

  • We wrote and released a report with Hedgeclippers and ACCE called Billionaire Corporate Landlords are Exacerbating California’s Housing Crisis

  • We supported 11 local and state campaigns in California with ACCE, in Nevada with Make the Road Nevada, in Colorado with UNE, in Chicago with KOCO, in Detroit with Detroit Action, in Arkansas with Arkansas Community Organization, in Florida with Organize Florida, in North Carolina with Action NC, in Maryland with CASA, in Philadelphia with OnePA, and in New York with NYCC, Make the Road New York, CUFFH, and MHAction. 

Campaign Blog

Make the Road NV Addresses Housing Crisis

On February 15, Make the Road Action and Make the Road Nevada (MRNV) were joined by Senator and Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally in...

CPD Affiliate KOCO is Working to Protect Chicago Residents from Displacement

During the summer of 2016, residents of South Shore and Woodlawn, two historically disinvested Black communities in Chicago, learned the Obama...

New Report Connects Private Equity to California’s Housing Crisis

Earlier this month, CPD, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), and Hedge Clippers released a report which showed how corporate...

Local Progress NY: Fighting for Tenants’ Rights Across New York

In partnership with the Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance and other housing activists, Local Progress NY has been fighting for increased tenant...

Meet Our Affiliate: Arkansas Community Organizations Helps Tenants

For years, the members and staff of Arkansas Community Organizations (ACO) have helped tenants in Arkansas win much-needed repairs and improvements...

MHAction Leadership Teams in Action

Local leadership teams of residents of manufactured home communities (historically known as trailer parks) are building an inspiring movement to...

CPD Affiliates Advocate for Housing Justice in Washington, DC

From March 25-27, CPD affiliates from across the country came together to strategize and unify the vision for CPD Housing Justice Campaigns at the...

CPD Affiliates Mobilize for National Rent Control

In the final week of February, CPD, the Right to the City Alliance, and PolicyLink released a groundbreaking report “ “Our Homes, Our Future: How...

Make the Road Nevada Takes on Affordable Housing

CPD’s Housing Justice Campaign is supporting Make the Road Nevada in drafting a White Paper on the affordable housing crisis across the state. Make...

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