We understand that someone might want to rent out a room in certain situations. Sometimes barter or trade is complicated and money is the most convenient way to work out something close to a fair arrangement. But trying to squeeze money out of people who have few choices is clearly not okay.
This is an imagining of The Land Office a project of the Imaginal Services Bureaux which is in turn a project of Cooperation Humboldt. We are imagining the most just use of property for sale in Humboldt County. Read on…
We think that folks who own more than the property they or their dependent family live on should have a plan to transition ownership of that excess property to the folks who actually live on that property, gift it to the community as a whole, or return it to the Native community.
We envision a home office for the Landlord Recovery Center (LaRC) a place where landlords find ways to make a living that don’t involve exploiting people. Maybe being paid a living wage for organizing property upgrades for the new owners of the properties they formerly owned? If it was theoretically so valuable before, surely someone would want to pay for it as a service.
Where would you put the LaRC bird sign on this pink Victorian behind Grocery Outlet?
Landlords walk out productive human beings…
We are considering sharing some of the work space in this building with the Native Land Return Project which transitions property back to local native communities and the Tenants to Owner Program (TOP) processing land reform in our community, so that someday the idea of rent will be a thing of the past. But then again, these groups may have their own locations in a later post.
Former owners, the Squires were notorious for their treatment of renters and the aesthetic of Eureka, California. Learn more about what happened here:
What better fate for this beautiful building? We believe in restorative justice. Imagine a restoration of this property as a center of justice!
As always the video dialogue touches on so much more:
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Here are some links to the background material:
Assessor’s Map 001-042-012:
There is no Tenants Union in Humboldt County that we know of at this time (please let us know if there is), but this is a local resource if you need help with landlord issues:
Previously was the page to say what this is all about.