Some have been on a rent strike, some are on the verge of eviction, some are dealing with landlords who suggest letting a stranger's family move in to help share the cost of rent.
Multiple people in east London face eviction despite having always paid their rent, and say they have been surveilled by agents acting for their billionaire landlord.
“People don’t have the money to pay the rent, and what we’re asking them to do is politicize that experience,” said Tara Raghuveer.
They are calling on their landlord to cancel rent payments that many of them can't make.
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It's legal in California to withhold rent due to property mismanagement.
The landlord of a Parkdale building has backed down on their rent increase demands following the two-month-long strike.
The strike speaks to a growing backlash on the part of tenants, who are feeling the crush of rising housing costs.
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