Wanda Cooper and Shayla Howard

Wanda and Shayla live in Rochester, New York. Despite them paying rent, their landlord only puts a bandaid on the properties. The conditions of their apartment have given them health problems because of the leaks and mold. During a pandemic that targets the respiratory system, their own home is making them sick. Shayla finds it overwhelming and exhausting to continue to tell her landlord the laundry list of repairs that need to be made. They both just want to live somewhere with their kids without bugs crawling on them and a landlord who does not just patch over huge problems in their apartment. That’s why they joined the Citywide Tenant Union of Rochester and are fighting for housing justice.

City-Wide Tenant Union (CWTU) of Rochester

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