A grassroots, tenant-led organization fighting for affordable housing
The PTU is dedicated to organizing tenants to fight against landlords like Iron Stone who fail to keep buildings in order, withhold deposits, and threaten eviction for no reason. Demanding meetings, protesting, and publicly shaming uncooperative landlords are some of the tactics we use to fight for justice.
Without more laws to protect tenants, fighting individual landlords won't stop the larger pattern of gentrification across the city. In addition to having a committed base of tenants, laws like Just Cause and rent control are needed. They won't get rid of landlords, but they'll provide crucial protection to keep tenants ready and willing to fight.