Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing, Community Preservation Act, Community Organizing in Boston

GBIO Pushes for Community Preservation Act on Boston Ballot

Monday, October 10, 2016
Boston Globe

These days, grass-roots organizations such as Brown’s affordable housing alliance and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization are undertaking a discipli Read more about GBIO Pushes for Community Preservation Act on Boston Ballot

GBIO

Affordable Housing, Vacant Lots, NYC, Rev. Skelly, Rev. Brawley

Metro IAF Leads the Way on Affordable Housing in New York City

Monday, February 22, 2016
New York Slant

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s recent report that identified 1,130 vacant and city-owned lots is shocking, but all too familiar. Every empty lot represents a missed opportunity for the city to build more desperately needed affordable housing. Read more about Metro IAF Leads the Way on Affordable Housing in New York City

Metro IAF

Affordable Housing, Dignified Housing, slumlords, Mold, Crime

Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Friday, December 4, 2015
Dallas Morning News

“It all started with a group of women,” said Dallas Area Interfaith (DAI) organizer Walker Moore, that “wanted to know what their rights were.”  With the guidance of DAI, the ladies went on to organize several meetings — at local churches and in apartments — to formulate a strategy to address mold, dilapidation and crime. Read more about Immigrant Leaders Battle Mold, Crime and Slumlords in Dallas Apts.

Dallas Area Interfaith

Arlington County Master Plan for Housing, Schools, Affordable Housing

Arlington Board Approves Additional Affordable Housing

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Washington Post

The Arlington County Board, in an unanimous vote, on Saturday passed an affordable housing plan that will add about 15,800 apartments affordable to low to moderate income households by 2040.

Three hours of personal and heartfelt testimony from those who said they have benefited from Arlington’s existing housing supports swayed the lawmakers who said they couldn’t recall more affecting testimonials in their tenures. Read more about Arlington Board Approves Additional Affordable Housing

VOICE

Organization victories in Metro IAF area, Affordable Housing, Criminal Justice, Public Safety

Metro IAF Victories Update 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015
Metro IAF
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Metro IAF

MACG, Mary Nemmers, Affordable Housing, Portland, Oregon IAF

MACG considered a force for the common good in Portland

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Portland Mercury

"We are in a crisis and people are being dispossessed from their homes and their neighborhoods," says Bob Brown, a MACG member who's been working on this issue for months. "It's bad, and it's going to get worse if we don't do something." Read more about MACG considered a force for the common good in Portland

Metropolitan Alliance for the Common Good

Affordable Housing, Community Organizing in Westchester, Tenants, Port Chester

Starwood Tries to Raze Low-Rent Housing, Westchester United Fights Back

Friday, April 3, 2015
Lohud - The Journal News

Starwood Capital Group, an international private investment company that manages assets of $42 billion, wants these families to leave so that its development team can demolish the affordable-housing complex, and make way for a hotel and housing for young professionals and adults over age 55.

According to the proposal, Starwood's plan is designed to limit the number of children who would attend Port Chester schools, which are cramped for space. Read more about Starwood Tries to Raze Low-Rent Housing, Westchester United Fights Back

Westchester United

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... Read more about "What We Need is a Living Rent" -- Citizens UK

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. Read more about Big Plans, Weak Foundation

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... Read more about Austin Interfaith Clergy Defends Section 8 Voucher Users

Austin Interfaith

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