"No One Leaves Campaign" Takes To Boston Streets As Students Spread Word To Protect Tenants From Illegal Practices In Foreclosure Evictions
- Today, 106 Boston law and college students plan to join community activists to walk the streets of Dorchester, Hyde Park, and South Boston, to advise tenants to stand their ground and stay in their homes. Calling it the "No one leaves campaign," students aim to advise tenants of their legal rights to stay in their homes, even after foreclosure. That will help slow abandonment and blight in vulnerable neighborhoods. They are focusing on the 28 zones in Boston and Chelsea with the most foreclosures.
- "Tenants have an amazing amount of rights and a lot of ability to fight these evictions," said Harvard Law School student Nick Hartigan, 25, one of the main organizers. "Banks should do the responsible thing and allow people to stay."
- [Tracie Tyler, a 47-year-old administrative assistant fighting her eviction] is energized to have student involvement in what she sees as the important quest of getting the news out. "They are young, they are vibrant, they inspire us older folks," Tyler said. "There are people that are afraid who don't know where to go."
For more, see Students take to the streets to aid displaced tenants.
See also, Harvard Law Record: Harvard Law's foreclosure taskforce tackles housing crisis (Legal Aid Bureau leads effort to stop eviction of tenants in foreclosed properties). BetaTenantRentSkimming