Housing Working Group
The Housing working group organizes to build and support tenant unions, to build the power of working class people to confront the landlord and developer class, and to take control of our own homes and cities. In 2020, we contributed to the formation of the Greater Boston Tenants Union (GBTU) in 2020, a tenant-run, independent institution that is part of the national Autonomous Tenants Union Network.
We are currently working on supporting GBTU eviction defense canvasses and ongoing organizing projects. In addition we are organizing political education events, particularly tenant organizer trainings, to develop our skill set, political analysis, and to help bring new organizers into the tenant unionist movement.
Monthly, 3rd Monday of the month
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