Housing

North Carolina IAF, Organizing in Durham, Durham CAN, Housing, Wages, Healthcare

Durham CAN: Empowering Communities for Housing, Wages...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Indy Week

By his own account, the office of Ivan Parra, lead organizer for one of Durham's largest community groups, is unimpressive. But attend a Durham CAN meeting, with hundreds of people and key city and state leaders, and you'll see the nonprofit's influence in action. Read more about Durham CAN: Empowering Communities for Housing, Wages...

Durham CAN

MVA, Metro Vancouver Alliance, Mayoral Race, Social Isolation, Transport, Housing

800 MVA Leaders Advance Agenda with Vancouver Mayoral Candidates

Monday, October 13, 2014
Vancouver Courier & 1130 News

800 Metropolitan Vancouver Alliance (MVA) delegates assembled to challenge Mayoral candidates for Vancouver with a multi-pronged agenda.  All four candidates, including the incumbent, endorsed the proposals on social isolation, transit, poverty, and protections for apartment renters... Read more about 800 MVA Leaders Advance Agenda with Vancouver Mayoral Candidates

Metro Vancouver Alliance

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. Read more about AIM Tells Candidates, "No Stump Speeches"

AIM

Blight, Neighborhood Safety, Housing, organizing in Nebraska

OTOC Fights for $1 Million in Housing Demolition in Omaha

Wednesday, May 1, 2013
KETV

Omaha Together One Community wants both candidates to commit $1 million a year to the problem.  The city has 748 houses on its demolition list. On average, it costs the city about $12,000 to knock down a house -- but neighbors say it’s worth every penny.

West / Southwest IAF Read more about OTOC Fights for $1 Million in Housing Demolition in Omaha

OTOC

Housing

Community fights ruin from forclosure

Monday, April 1, 2013
CNN

A terrific profile of VOICE's anti-foreclosure work in Northern Virginia on CNN. Read more about Community fights ruin from forclosure

VOICE

Housing

The Other Half, Considered Anew

Sunday, February 24, 2013
The New York Times

THE WALLS LOOKED as if they were eating themselves, or decomposing like old film. Mildew invaded bathrooms, mold blossomed along ceilings, and children were masked with nebulizers to fend off asthma’s ills. The photographer Ana Brigida had seen similar decay in the old homes of Lisbon, where she is based. But she did not expect to find them in New York City. “I was more surprised,” said Ms. Brigida, who is 26. Read more about The Other Half, Considered Anew

Manhattan Together

Housing

Bloomberg vows to eliminate backlog of NYCHA repairs by end of year

Friday, February 1, 2013
New York Daily News

Mayor Bloomberg promised Thursday to eliminate a stunning backlog of 420,000 public housing apartment repairs by the end of the year. But critics were skeptical the city could meet its goals. “Today marks the beginning of the end of this problem,” the mayor declared at a press conference in the Drew-Hamilton Houses in East Harlem. Read more about Bloomberg vows to eliminate backlog of NYCHA repairs by end of year

SBC

Housing, Anti-Corruption

Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

Wednesday, January 30, 2013
New York Daily News

Exactly what would any of the candidates who are running for mayor do upon election in November? No doubt, you have little or no idea. That’s why the Daily News and Metro IAF, a citizens organization, are sponsoring issue-oriented mayoral forums. We held the first Thursday night in front of an audience of roughly 1,000 New Yorkers at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn. Read more about Promises to keep: Daily News-Metro IAF housing forum puts mayoral candidates on the record

EBC

Housing

NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
New York Daily News

On Tuesday, frustrated tenants will take action against the authority for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act — on the grounds that asthma is a disability.

 

 

  Read more about NYCHA's failure to stop reoccurring mold invasion spurs suit

Manhattan Together

Housing

Picture this, NYCHA tenants - now you are getting cameras!

Saturday, August 4, 2012
New York Daily News

The city's public housing honcho has thrown it in reverse — again.  NYCHA Chairman John Rhea renewed a promise Friday to install cameras in 80-plus developments by the end of next year.  Read more about Picture this, NYCHA tenants - now you are getting cameras!

SBC

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