Small-Scale Landlords Can’t Just #CancelRent

Mom-and-pop landlords have been hit hard by the pandemic. But activists say there’s room for them in the #CancelRent movement.

A woman walks by graffiti in Los Angeles supporting a rent strike during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

“We’re not all the same. Some of us are just normal people.”

The #CancelRent movement could put Manuel in an impossible economic situation. He has no desire to evict anyone, but worries about getting to a situation where he has to decide between his own well-being and his tenants.

…is an independent reporter covering immigration, refugee issues and human rights. His work has appeared in The Nation, Pacific Standard, and USA TODAY.

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