Housing

Marin Organizing Committee, REST, emergency shelter, Homeless

With Fairfax Win Under Belt, MOC Steps Up Fight For Shelter

Monday, October 13, 2014
Marin Independent Journal

Fairfax became the first municipality in Marin to commit to providing funding for the expansion of the REST winter homeless shelter program into a year-round project, thanks to intervention from the Marin Organizing Committee

Bay Area IAF

California IAF, Community Organizing in the Bay Area, Marin Organizing Committee, emergency shelter, Homelessness, Anna Eng

Marin Organizing Committee Fights for Emergency Shelter

Monday, July 28, 2014
Marin Independent Journal

Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) leaders are fighting to expand a seasonal Rotating Emergency Shelter program to a year-long program benefiting people that need emergency shelter.  Leaders propose that the initiative be funded and supported not just by Marin County but by municipalities within county lines.

Bay Area IAF

Action in Montgomery, AIM, Community Organizing in Montgomery County, Maryland IAF, Housing

AIM Tells Candidates, "No Stump Speeches"

Monday, June 23, 2014
Washington Post

The candidates for Montgomery County executive did most of the listening, rather than the talking, in their final joint appearance before next week’s primary.“No stump speeches” was the directive from Action In Montgomery (AIM), the faith-based advocacy group that packed Silver Spring United Methodist Church on Tuesday evening with more than 500 people from its member congregations.

AIM

Foreclosure Prevention, Finance Reform, Mortgage Backed Securities, JP Morgan Chase Bank

VOICE in Virgina Challenges Big Banks to Clean Up Their Mess

Monday, June 16, 2014
The Hill

Hannah Senft, Candy Savannah and Ron Taylor, together with "VOICE, a broad-based citizens’ organization, are fighting absentee investors to clean up their yards, exterminate the rats, fix housing code violations and stop abusing immigrant tenants."  They are also challenging banks like JP Morgan Chase to clean up their mess.

VOICE

California IAF, Community Organizing in California, Marin County Organizing Committee, MOC, Anna Eng, REST, emergency shelter, Homelessness

MOC Secures Candidate Promises for Added Emergency Shelter

Thursday, May 15, 2014
Marin Organizing Committee

On Thursday, May 15th, over 250 leaders of the Marin Organizing Committee gathered for an accountability session with Susan Adams and Damon Connolly, candidates fort District 1 Marin Couty Supervisor...

Bay Area IAF

Citizens UK, IAF in UK, Community Organizing in UK, Affordable Housing, Living Wage

"What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Guardian

The living wage was a good start – but what we really need now is a living rent.  

Housing costs take up an enormous amount of income for renters and frequent increases risk dismantling communities...

Citizens UK

East Brooklyn Congregations, DiBlasio, Affordable Housing, Community Organizing in East Brooklyn, Community Organizing in New York, Rev. Tyrone Stevenson

Big Plans, Weak Foundation

Monday, May 12, 2014
NY Daily News

...A full week after unveiling its plan to build 80,000 new affordable housing units over 10 years and preserve 120,000 more, the de Blasio administration has still yet to reach out to East Brooklyn Congregations, ministers who have actually been getting such housing built for decades, and whom the mayor’s own report cites as a model.

EBC

Community Organizing in New York, Community Organizing in East Brooklyn, EBC, DeBlasio

EBC Calls Out De Blasio on NYC Affordable Housing

Tuesday, May 6, 2014
New York Daily News

“That’s the thing that’s perplexing to us,” said Rev. Tyrone Stevenson, the senior pastor of East New York’s Hope Christian Center and a co-chair of East Brooklyn Congregations, whose incredibly appealing and affordable Spring Creek project, built on what had been landfill in East New York, is cited in the report as a “case study” in getting more out of city-owned land.

EBC

Affordable Housing, Section 8 Discrimination, community organizing in Austin, Community Organizing in Texas, Jacob Cortes

Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Monday, April 21, 2014
KVUE-ABC & Austin American Statesman

At a press conference held at City Hall, clergy and lay leaders called on the Austin City Council to support a Holy Day resolution designed to protect Secion 8 voucher users from outright discrimination by landlords...

Austin Interfaith

Public Housing, NYCHA, East Brooklyn, Metro IAF, Dignified Housing

Progress Seen on NYCHA Repairs in East Brooklyn

Monday, March 17, 2014
Brooklyn Bureau

Mary Smith had one problem, and then she had several. The heating in her living room at the Fiorentino Plaza Houses in East New York conked out about three years ago. Then her hot water went. She began hauling pots of hot water from the stove to her bathroom to bathe. But then she injured her neck and back in a fall, making the water-bearing impossible....

EBC

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