Stomp Out Slumlords

Metro DC DSA's anti-eviction and tenant organizing campaign

CANVASSING TENANTS FACING EVICTION

FIGHTING EVICTION IN THE COURTS

ORGANIZING TENANTS TO TAKE CONTROL

Getting Past the Door

How we moved from canvassing to organizing buildings

FEBRUARY 2019 UPDATE

For the past 18 months, volunteers from the Stomp Out Slumlords project have crisscrossed the District of Columbia, finding tenants facing eviction and talking to them about how they can defend themselves. We’ve knocked the doors of nearly 8,000 tenants being sued for eviction, we’ve spent hundreds of person-hours talking to tenants at landlord-tenant court, we’ve gotten to know militant tenants and worked alongside them to organize in their buildings. In the course of this work, we’ve learned a great deal about the dynamics of eviction and tenant struggle, and we’ve been forced to reevaluate core tenets of our project’s original strategy.

READ IT

More About the Project

We’ve been at this since the middle of 2017. Here are past updates about our work.

Anti-Eviction Manual

Outlining our theory, terrain, and program

read it

April 2018 Update

Three ways we’ve expanded our project: into workshops, court support, and building organizing

read it

Hype

People have said some pretty nice things about us

What Democrats can learn from the Democratic Socialists about rebuilding the left

Vox

2/7/18

These Democratic Socialists Aren’t Just Targeting Incumbent Politicians:
They’re going after slumlords and real-estate speculators.

The Nation

8/10/18