Organizer with Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia

InquilinXs UnidXs por Justicia (United Renters for Justice) (IX) is a new organization founded to build power to change the housing system in Minneapolis. It was founded by latino community members to work with renter communities most oppressed by high rents, bad...

A Case For Tenant’s Unions

Last week, Referee Jason T. Hutchison issued an order in the case of IX of Powderhorn Park vs. Stephen Frenz, the Apartment Shop, LLC and Equity Residential Holdings, LLC. I am a co-founder of Inquilinxs Unidxs por Justicia, which worked with the tenants and with IX...

Minneapolis Renters Coalition is Hiring!!

Part-time Organizer Position The Minneapolis Renters Coalition (MRC) is a member-based collaborative building a movement to instigate changes at the grassroots, policy, and systems level to guarantee access to healthy, affordable, and secure homes for all Minneapolis...

Slumlord as a business model

In late 2015, Maribel* was calling Inquilinx Unidxs por Justicia on a weekly basis. The temperature in her apartment, on the basement floor of her building, was so low that her two small girls had to wear their winter jackets to bed. Maribel herself had trouble...

Toward a Solution

The ongoing court saga which has recently been covered by this paper demonstrates the lack of oversight Minneapolis Regulatory Services exercises over rental businesses, while bringing to light the structural barriers, economic realities, and racial injustices renters...