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Check out our interview with Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Professionals for their news letter, Critical Update. Housing security is a medical need and we're happy to connect the dots for folx in all professions to see housing justice as necessary for healthy and stable communities!

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Philadelphia Tenants Union

Today the Federation of Rental Housing Providers (FRPO), the Ontario landlords’ association, held a special meeting on busting tenant organizations. Entitled “How to Handle a Crisis: The Media, AGIs and Tenant Actions”, it featured legal, public relations, and property management experts. George Van Noten of Minto Group (pictured right) gave a talk on how to price tenants out of their homes with rent increases above the guideline, like he is doing right now in Flemingdon Park.

Our enemies consider organizing by working-class people to be a serious potential threat to their interests. In Parkdale, building and district-wide organizing has beat rent increases and evictions while improving conditions, directly challenging landlords’ profit-making strategies. Landlords are learning lessons from their defeats and are preparing for future battles. We in turn must develop our organizations by broadening and deepening the participation and commitment of our neighbours.
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