Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tenants Together featured in National Radio Project Piece

Check out this excellent in-depth piece called "Renters, Rights and Resistance" on tenants in the foreclosure crisis. It's part of a series called "How We Survive" on Making Contact from the National Radio Project:

The program opens with a moving audio collage of interviews from tenants in foreclosure situations who contacted us through our tenant foreclosure hotline. It also includes an interview with Dean Preston, our Executive Director.

Adam Gold from Tenants Together member organization, Just Cause Oakland, talks about Oakland's just cause eviction law and how it has helped keep thousands of Oakland tenants in their homes.

In the final segment, the piece ties today's tenant struggles into eviction resistance struggles of the past and includes interviews conducted by Studs Terkel and excerpts from the 1976 documentary "Union Maids."

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