ACORN Tenants Union

ACORN Tenants Union

The ACORN Tenants Union is a membership run and led organization of low-and-moderate income renters and community residents dedicated to building enough power through collective organization and direct action to protect and advance the interests of tenants. 

The ACORN Tenants Union is part of ACORN International and joins with the 250,000 family members of the organization in more than fifteen countries, uniting tenants, communities, and lower-waged and informal workers in fighting for equity and justice.


Across Canada, ACORN International chapters are organizing for the right to affordable and secure housing. Visit to learn more.

United Kingdom

In the UK, organizers are working to resist evictions and protect tenants rights.

Since 2019, ACORN has been working within the Renters Reform Coalition, alongside Shelter, Citizens’ Advice, the Nationwide Foundation and others, campaigning to make the Renters Reform Bill is as transformative and positive for renters as possible.

ACORN members have seen short term holiday lets replace long term rental accommodation, meaning rents are going up and conditions are going down. In early 2022, ACORN’s Executive Committee debated and adopted a 12 point policy platform on Short Term Lets. You can read it here.

ACORN has mobilised to win major landlord licensing schemes in Brighton, Bristol, Oxford, Newcastle and Sheffield and maintains pressure to keep and expand protections. Branches in Cambridge, Leeds and Manchester campaign to institute licensing for regulation of landlords and decent living conditions for tenants.

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