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Anti-Eviction Mapping Project responses to COVID-19

By Anti-Eviction Mapping Project
May 11th, 2020

We hope you are finding community and moments of joy during these unprecedented times. The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project (AEMP) has been working on a number of new projects to support tenant organizing and resistance during the global spread of COVID-19. These projects span across multiple AEMP chapters, and aim to document individual response, policy response, and neighborhood change in the face of COVID-19. As always, these projects are not meant just to document what is happening, but to share resources and empower folks on the front lines of gentrification and displacement. See below fo new projects and ways to get involved.

Produced by the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, COVID-19 Emergency Tenant Protections & Rent Strikes maps tenant protections and rent strikes in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based upon crowdsourced data as well as ongoing research by members of the AEMP and partner organizations, this map visualizes ongoing housing justice work globally. Viewers can use one of two forms to either add information about a tenant protection in their respective city, county, or state, or about a rent strike that they are a part of. While the AEMP maintains close relationships with a number of tenant organizations and networks, the development of this map has in particular relied upon collaboration with the Portland-based Mapping Action Collective, the California-statewide organization, Tenants Together, the San Francisco Anti-Displacement Coalition and Bay Area Rent Strike (BARS) organizers. We are open to working with other community partners in other cities going forward! Our global version is currently being orchestrated with research collaboration and translation support form our friends at kollektiv orangotango and beyond. 

Please share this map with your networks, and encourage folks to contribute any rent strikes or emergency protections as they develop. If a more local version of this tool would be useful to you, please contact us at [email protected]

Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement & Resistance

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a data visualization, critical cartography, and multimedia storytelling collective that documents displacement and resistance struggles on gentrifying terrains. With chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Los Angeles, the collective works with numerous community partners in order to provide data, maps, stories, and tools for resisting displacement.