As Economy Stalls, Renters Organize for Relief

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Terra Thomas hangs a 'Rent Strike' banner at her apartment building in Oakland on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Thomas is withheld her rent in April because she doesn't think it's fair to have to decide between rent and food. She said, "That’s a choice that a lot of people are having to make this month.” Organizers are hoping more tenants will join the strike in May. (Photo by Beth LaBerge/KQED).

As Economy Stalls, California Renters Organize for Relief

It’s the first of the month. Which means rent is due. But with the COVID-19 pandemic gutting parts of the economy, a lot of California renters can’t pay it. KQED’s Molly Solomon reports advocates have organized a “rent strike” in hopes of winning support for rent relief on a massive scale.
Reporter: Molly Solomon, KQED 

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