• Keep Peoplestown Affordable!
    All over the city, developers get carte blanche to build apartment buildings to bring in more affluent residents, while neighbors are left powerless. Help us take the power back!
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    Created by Monica Johnson
  • Stop letting undervalued properties deprive fulton county of desperately needed tax dollars
    It is outrageous that a new property like 725 Ponce sells for $300M without triggering an increase both in its $107M appraised value and the appraised values of comparable trophy properties. Assessors routinely reappraise our homes based on sale prices and trophy towers must be treated in the same way. We expect you to require your staff to include the sale prices of abated trophy properties in their appraisals of those properties and similar ones. Please do right by the residents of Fulton County and clean up the sham ‘lease-purchase’ scandal that is preventing local government from funding needed services.
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    Created by Graham Kelly
  • Water and Sewage Exemption for Elderly and Disabled
    Most disabled and elderly residents live on a fixed income, below poverty level, and have no additional savings. Almost 15% of residents in DeKalb County live in poverty.
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    Created by Patti Melissa O'Shields
  • Sabra Property Management: Don't Evict Elizabeth!
    My name is Elizabeth, and I am an autistic woman who has been living at the Avenida North apartments since 2017. I volunteer with the Georgia Reptile Society, Fernbank Museum, Marietta Tree Keepers, and the local community garden. Having this housing has enabled me to achieve the highest level of independence and mental stability I've ever had in my life. Unfortunately, the property was bought in early 2022 by Sabra Property Management (who are funded by Readycap Commercial, an out-of-state investment firm and competitors of the notorious BlackRock). Sabra have been aggressively gentrifying and displacing people to the point that most of the complex is sitting vacant and has been for months. However they still filed eviction proceedings against me due to my lease expiring and their refusal to accept housing vouchers. I currently have no guarenteed place to go despite exhaustive searching and will be made homeless if the eviction goes through. As an autistic woman with mental illness, this is terrifying given the statistics of homelessness for people like me, and could destroy a lifetime of progress on my mental health and independence. April is Autism Awareness Month, so people need to be aware of serious issues facing autistic adults like me. GA has no ban on source of income discrimination, which harms disabled people who pay rent with housing vouchers and is why Sabra is evicting me. They've already thrown other vulnerable disabled and mentally ill people from their homes in order to gentrify the property, including a woman who told me her plan was to buy a tent and live behind the local Walmart. I need all the help I can get, as do all disabled and mentally ill metro Atlanta residents currently suffering and being displaced in this unprecedented affordable housing crisis.
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    Created by Elizabeth Hillis
  • No More Mold and Hazardous Conditions, Jonesboro Tenants Deserve Better!
    We need your support so we can fight hazardous living conditions across Jonesboro, GA. From health hazards such as mold caused by leaks, to unresolved issues and failure to repair appliances, to poor communication from management, tenants across Jonesboro are suffering. We need the community to come together and support our efforts as the Neighbors In Unity Tenants Association.
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    Created by CASA Georgia
  • Vidalia’s Unfair Renting Practices
    Because the blatant discrimination and cruel treatment of the melanated people in this community are so obvious.
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    Created by Pamela Hudson
  • Dekalb’s Water Debt Crisis: Fight for our Right to Water
    Resident’s have been fighting against Dekalb county’s unbelievable water for over seven years. These improper bills affect parents, children, and elders. The entirety of Dekalb county feels the burden of Dekalb Water Managements’ mismanagement. The CEO and Finance Department have a choice: 1. Collecting potentially erroneous bills that were never proven accurate by a defined process, spending more time and resources on the County, and putting residents in dire financial conditions. 2. Wiping the slate clean so residents can move forward without fear of losing access to affordable water and ultimately housing. We can all agree that option two is what is fair and what Dekalb County residents need. “They told me they were going to cut off my water. I’m an old woman, by myself, and you’re going to cut my water? I am afraid to take a bath.” -Aielee Peebles, 95 year old resident with high bill “Dealing with a water bill of over $8,000 is just traumatic. Who in the world can pay over 8-grand for a water bill that I know is absolutely not true.” Randy Shute, Dekalb resident with cancer who is struggling to pay medical bills. Dekalb co. cut my house’s water supply and took the meter away. My parents were living in my house and they don't speak any english. After CBS aired my story the County said ‘Here’s how it is: instead of $5,000, you pay $3,600. We’re not going to put back the meters.’ They are the mafia of water management. - Mai Brewer, Dekalb Resident
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    Created by Dekalb Water Watch
  • Makowsky Ringel Greenberg (MRG) Needs To Be Investigated NOW!
    In 2022, there is a lack of affordable housing especially in Memphis. There is little to no affordable housing that is actually safe and habitable and not a nightmare to live in. A large part of that reason is because of this company. Makowsky Ringel Greenberg is one of the largest corporate landlords (slumlords) in Memphis. They are keeping people in the cycle of poverty by putting them into these positions and then robbing them as they leave. This company also runs their own debt collection agency (Absolute Recovery Services), which has multiple reports of harrassment. Once people do escape their slumlord run properties they are hindered by the excessive greed and illegal practices by this company. This petition sends a message to slumlords that business practices that put profit ahead of the safety and wellbeing of their tenants will not be tolerated in the District or the City of Memphis. It is structural racism and classism. It is the most obvious and direct example of corporate greed that destroys communities and continues the cycle of poverty.
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    Created by Paige Lemen
  • Housing Justice for Indian Lake
    We the tenants of the Indian Lake Apartment complex have been subjected to poor conditions and criminally negligent management. Many of us are dealing with mold, fire and electrical hazards, pests, and pathway obstructions. These dangerous conditions make the complex a poor living environment, especially for our children, our elders, and our disabled community. In some cases, these conditions have resulted in hospitalizations. When trying to address these problems with management their reactions have ranged from apathy to outright hostility. They have gone as far as threatening to evict us if we speak out about these conditions. In addition, though many of us cannot find housing elsewhere, management consistently raises both rent and fees while not providing additional services or fixing pre-established issues with our units. Many of us cannot relocate, yet our rent and additional fees have increased. Despite this, management has not provided additional services to correspond with the increase in the cost of living or addressed pre-established property issues such as the ones mentioned above. The administration of Indian Lake, run by Elon Management, has been using a vast system of bureaucracy in order to distance themselves from the suffering they are responsible for. Property management deflects the burden of responsibility for the well-being of the tenants onto the higher levels of administration at Elon. When we inevitably find no success in contacting these people, management acts like their hands are tied behind their back as they increase rents. Elon Management and more specifically their executive VP of their southwest properties, Warren Sander, must be held accountable for the poor conditions at Indian Lake. They cannot be allowed to silently sit back while we suffer and have our finances vampirically drained, all with the threat of unjust eviction hanging over our heads. Elon and Warren Sander must act now in order to save their tenants from their phlegmatic cruelty.
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  • HUD: Take action to improve conditions for Millennia tenants!
    Millennia is one of the largest owners and operators of HUD project-based section 8 housing in the country. It manages over 30,000 units across the country, most of which receive some type of federal subsidy. On a daily basis, tenants in Millennia complexes deal with neglected maintenance requests, dangerous living conditions, and disrespect from property staff. In some complexes, tenants who speak out or attempt to organize around these issues face retaliation. Millennia tenants have had enough. We are a collective of Millennia tenants, community organizers, lawyers, and allies. We recognize that Millennia is only able to get away with its behavior because HUD allows it. For years, HUD has failed to hold Millennia accountable to its responsibility to provide safe, decent and sanitary housing.
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    Created by Millennia Resistance Campaign
  • The people vs Bristol Creek Apartments
    Our property and lives have been threatened due to our apartments neglect. They refuse to make necessary changes, such as not fixing cameras or the entry and exit gates. These are services we pay for in our leases that have now caused financial loss, pain and suffering, as well as fear for our safety.
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    Created by Payton Pryor
  • City and State Lawmakers: Defend the Right to Housing in Atlanta and Georgia!
    Georgians are being priced and bought out of our cities. Over the past several months, Housing Justice League has noticed worsening trends that are impacting who is able to live and own land in and around Atlanta. Corporations are buying out our neighborhoods. It is becoming less and less common to find a house owned by a person. In 2021, investors bought well over one third of the houses that were for sale in the predominantly Black neighborhoods south and southwest of downtown Atlanta. In some zip codes, the rate of purchase by investors was over 50 percent. Since January 2020, rents in metro Atlanta have increased by 28.2% on average. Meanwhile, the wages of working class people have not significantly increased in decades. Housing is a necessity. However, our governments at all levels allow the housing market to be treated as a game of poker that rakes in wealth for the ultra-rich. A safe and sanitary place to live should be treated as a human right, guaranteed for all. Not a commodity to be bought, sold and priced based on the desires of wealthy institutions.
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