Category Archives: Updates

What do Trump, RTHA, and Woody Guthrie Have in Common?

This video!

RTHA’s Saba Nazeer was creative director, and part of the proceeds will support our work. #NoShelterForSlumlords

A collection of unfinished Woody Guthrie lyrics about a racist landlord (who happens to be Trump’s dad) fell into Baltimore folk musician Ryan Harvey’s hands, so he worked with the Guthrie family to finish and record the song with former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, and Ani DiFranco. Firebrand Records, the label Harvey and Morello started, released the track, filmed a video about renters fighting back, and you should take a look!

Firebrand has generously offered us a portion of the proceeds, because, though times have changed since Guthrie began writing these lyrics, we at RTHA are still fighting the legacy of a housing system built on racist policies to this day. We are building community power to ensure that Guthrie’s “racist landlord”s are not allowed to thrive at the expense of our communities.

You can support us in this struggle by purchasing Harvey’s track here: http://smarturl.it/OMTit

A Change Is Gonna Come: RTHA Is Doing Some Restructuring.

For nearly four years, Right to Housing Alliance has been working with renters facing affordability, habitability, eviction, utility bills, or any other housing issues to build our collective power to change the housing system. We have been able to accomplish so much in those four years! We’ve marched, picketed, called-in, lobbied, sued, court supported, chanted, listened, … Continue reading A Change Is Gonna Come: RTHA Is Doing Some Restructuring.

Rally for Rent Court Justice: 7,000 Families Campaign Launch

A new study released Monday, December 7th titled “Justice Diverted: How Renters are Processed in the Baltimore City Rent Court”, examines court practices and paints a grim picture of a court riddled with systemic barriers to justice for renters. The year-long study conducted by the Public Justice Center and Right to Housing Alliance and published by … Continue reading Rally for Rent Court Justice: 7,000 Families Campaign Launch