anneke dunbar-gronke Illuminates Impact of Tenant-Led Organizing Across Baltimore

anneke dunbar-gronke (’21), current Fellow with Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, contributed an article to the Nonprofit Quarterly chronicling the legacy and growth of Baltimore’s tenant-led movement securing protections on behalf of renters and championing community ownership alternatives (“Building Tenant Power: A Growing Movement Rises in Baltimore,” May 25). “Often, tenant organizing involves playing defense—protecting tenants from the worst of landlord abuses. But tenants in Baltimore are organizing in a landscape where an expanding group of nonprofit developers are going on the offense to kick out corporate landlords and claim community control over land and housing. Indeed, Baltimore is seeing a slow but steady proliferation of community land trusts. . . . These community land trusts aim to preserve Baltimore’s historic real estate with permanently affordable, community-controlled housing.”