Shani Robin on the porch of her building in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has been organizing a rent strike with fellow tenants. Photo: Michelle Gustafson

Meet the Tenants Who Refuse to Pay Rent

The rent was due on April 1 and these tenants have no intention of paying it — not now, not ever

Terra Thomas is worried she’ll face repercussions not just for going on strike but for talking about it publicly. Photo: Peter Prato
Top: In Oakland and across the Bay Area, hundreds of people are refusing to pay their rent. Bottom: 52nd Street and Chester Avenue in West Philadelphia. Photos: Peter Prato (top), Michelle Gustafson (bottom)
Shani Robin had already been withholding rent due to dangerous conditions in her apartment. Photo: Michelle Gustafson

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