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Cancel Rent

August 20, 2020, 5am PDT
The rallying cry to cancel rent has been heard since the early days of the pandemic, but it takes on new urgency now as the economic effects of the pandemic linger past the expiration date of eviction moratoriums.
The Guardian
July 16, 2020, 6am PDT
Ithaca took historic action by passing a resolution to offer rent forgiveness to support its large population of renters during the current economic crisis. The city still has work to do to deliver on that promise.
June 15, 2020, 6am PDT
Ithaca, New York is the first city in the nation to go through with a plan to cancel rent, giving three-quarters of the residents in the city a needed safety net as the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic crisis persists into the summer.
May 14, 2020, 9am PDT
As they organize for immediate relief for those whose housing was affected by the pandemic, tenant leaders are also building power to demand long-term changes.
Shelterforce Magazine
May 6, 2020, 9am PDT
What would it actually mean to cancel rent?
Shelterforce Magazine
May 4, 2020, 5am PDT
Another month, another rental payment crisis for millions of Americans.
ABC News