Longs Mobile Home Park Tenants Deliver Petition for Safer Park to New Landlord

Long’s Mobile Home Park Tenants have been getting organized over the last several months to press their new landlord, Franklin Management Company, to repair the neglected infrastructure in their park and make it safe for their families and children. Stay tuned for updates in this campaign as we support these working families to get safe housing. … Continue reading Longs Mobile Home Park Tenants Deliver Petition for Safer Park to New Landlord

UPDATED: Essential Worker Denied Essential Services by AEP!

Local essential worker Janice needs our help! UPDATE: Thanks to the community we were able to help get fellow worker and tenant Janice's power back on! Thank you to everyone who donated, stay tuned for more updated on working family needs across the NRV during this crisis Local essential worker Janice Spence has been living … Continue reading UPDATED: Essential Worker Denied Essential Services by AEP!

RGR Properties Refuse to Fix Unsafe Home in Giles County

Narrows, VA: A disabled mother and her young child find themselves huddled around a tiny space heater in the living room of their rental unit owned by RGR Properties. The furnace has been broken for months during this winter, leaving the family struggling to stay warm, having to resort to using the oven as a … Continue reading RGR Properties Refuse to Fix Unsafe Home in Giles County

Working Families Homeless During The Holidays

(Editors Note: the community may recall two working families which New River Tenants Union has helped with eviction and unsafe housing because of slumlord neglect. The following interviews with both the Sherman family and the Crismond family provide an update on their situations since losing their homes. Please help local working families get the gift … Continue reading Working Families Homeless During The Holidays

Radford Retaliates, Throws Family to the Curb

Recently we published a report on the living conditions of Radford Companies' tenants. We did so anonymously to protect the identity of the Sherman family and prevent retaliation from the slumlord. Yet Radford Companies property manager Tina managed to identify them: Radford Companies' property manager Tina claims the dilapidated unit isn't theirsThen they change their … Continue reading Radford Retaliates, Throws Family to the Curb

Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

New River Tenants Union resolutely stands against the anti-poor measures brought forward by the Christiansburg Town Council to restrict halfways houses. These proposed measures are entirely a reaction to the fear of people in our community who are struggling the most. These measures send a message to the community and surrounding area that the Town … Continue reading Statement Against Christiansburg Anti-Poor Ordinance

Another Example of Radford Companies SEVERE Negligence

  While we have become accustomed to the negligence of Radford Companies Inc. towards their tenants we are thoroughly DISGUSTED that this slumlord has allowed this particular family to live in totally unacceptable conditions. It highly disturbed our NRTU inspectors to find out that children are being forced to live in such conditions. As their … Continue reading Another Example of Radford Companies SEVERE Negligence