The era of historic renter militancy has just begun in this country. Thousands rallied in mid-September 2016 in 52 cities in 19 states for a Renters' State of Emergency, chiefly concerning rent gouging and unjust evictions, largely due to monumental shortages of affordable housing. They've taken to the streets, city hall chambers and courts. They've picketed slumlords and got tough with rapacious landlords profiting from housing demand exceeding supply.
Moreover, protesters are getting organized locally and nationally