Texas Observer reports on the tenants' rent strike at Villas Del Paseo which Houston Tenants union supported.
Tenants are organizing to demand better conditions at their complex after they were without water for weeks after February’s winter storm. ... The complex’s tenants, including Vilanova and Vara, declared a rent strike on February 28. Usually, rent strikes occur after months of canvassing and community organizing, says Ian Druke, the communications director for Houston Tenants Union, which supported the strike. At Villas Del Paseo “conditions were just so uninhabitable” that tenants felt like they had no other choice but to go on strike immediately.