Housing Justice Organizing in the Time of COVID-19

View our digital repository of the legal, political, and public health arguments that movement leaders and critical scholars are making to support the public during COVID-19.

Rent debt and the specter of eviction has disproportionately impacted low-income communities of color during the COVID-19 pandemic. View regularly updated estimates of rent debt and its impacts across the U.S.

Though many people have faced eviction during COVID-19, settlement evictions in Delhi have displaced communities for years. The Missing Basti Project is an initiative that documents these evictions to mobilize communities against future displacements.


With partners in India, Brazil, South Africa, Spain, and the U.S., the Network aims to bring together organizations, individuals, and ideas around creating housing access and housing justice through legal frameworks, cooperative models of land and housing, and community organizing. Sign up to join the Network if you would like to receive housing justice reports and updates about community action and events.


The Housing Justice in #UnequalCities Network is funded by the National Science Foundation (BCS 1758774) and brings together research communities whose work analyzes key geographies of housing precarity (evictions, homelessness, displacement, segregation, informal settlements) and examines established and emergent practices of housing justice (eviction blockades, community land trusts, housing cooperatives and commons, tenant organizing, homeless unions, social rent, land value tax). In doing so, it consolidates housing justice as a field of inquiry and sets the stage for future research in geography and urban studies. Learn more.