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!
Tenants located at 6152 OId Route 11 in Dublin, Virginia have been in correspondence with the New River Tenants Union since 2018 regarding their current rental unit owned by the RFS LLC company, based in Fairlawn, Virginia. This working family had just moved from a prior slumlord's unit, which was covered in black mold and … Continue reading Tenant Report Regarding RFS LLC Properties
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
(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
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
Unfortunately, yet unsurprisingly, more Radford Company Inc tenants are having serious pest infestations since moving into their unit. For over a year these particular tenants - who are elderly and disabled - have had persistent mice and bed bug infestations, something they never had prior to moving into this particular Radford Company property. There are … Continue reading Radford Company Inc Tenant Report
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