Organizing victory for tenants in Richmond
In the fall of 2019, LAJC organizers and partners helped persuade the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority (RRHA) to enact a moratorium on rent-related evictions in public housing and to allow families to be extended the right to enter into repayment agreements on fair terms. This was in response to a massive number of evictions occuring at RRHA developments and serious concerns about their accounting procedures.
We also successfully advocated for several extensions to the moratorium, resulting in preventing evictions in Richmond public housing for four months prior to courts closing in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During those four months, 894 fewer evictions were filed by RRHA than the same time period a year ago.