Housing

Affordable Housing, NYCHA, Black Mold, Asthma

NYCHA Nightmare: Creeping Black Mold Throughout Public Housing Apt.

Thursday, July 5, 2018
New York Daily News

When police entered the ninth-floor public housing apartment of 83-year-old Mary Ellison last winter in the Haber Houses in Coney Island, they beheld a gothic nightmare: thick black mold covering the walls and ceiling throughout the apartment.

EMTs were summoned and Ellison was immediately removed from the Brooklyn apartment and transported to nearby Coney Island Hospital....

 

Metro IAF

Community organizing in Virginia, accountability assembly

VOICE Secures Mayoral Candidate Pledges on Affordable Housing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Metro IAF
VOICE (link is external) and ARHA Resident Association Leaders presented the VOICE Issue Agenda in the context of the racial history of Old Town Alexandria. Following the presentation of 1,400+ voter pledge cards, VOICE received commitments from both mayoral candidates to work with VOICE on the following:
  • Working to enforce the affordable housing parameters set in the Housing Master Plan
VOICE

WIN, Affordable Housing, Immigration Reform

WIN Organizes for Immigrant Legal Services, Affordable Housing

Monday, May 21, 2018
Metro IAF

On April 25th Washington Interfaith Network (link is external) (WIN) packed the basement of Sacred Heart Catholic Church with 304 leaders and 6 candidates vying for Council Member of Ward 1 in D.C. Sacred Heart is the largest immigrant church in DC and the turnout reflected that diversity. The action was WIN’s first attempt at doing an action in both English and Spanish, using 300 interpretation headsets.

WIN

Jersey City Together

Jersey City Together Demands Action on Rent Control, Code Enforcement

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Hudson County View

Advocacy group Jersey City Together, along with Mayor Steven Fulop and other officials, announced aggressive rent control enforcement actions for tenants and landlords, during Tuesday’s open forum at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.....

NJT

Affordable Housing, Downtown Durham

Durham CAN Pressures City Council to Prioritize Affordable Housing

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Metro IAF

Over 100 leaders pressured Durham City Council to prioritize affordable housing on over 4 acres of city-owned land in the heart of Downtown Durham.

Durham CAN

Affordable Housing, Urban Matters, Providence Place

WIN, UrbanMatters Advance 100 Units of Affordable Housing in DC

Sunday, January 28, 2018
Metro IAF

UrbanMatters, an affordable housing developer established in part by Washington Interfaith Network (WIN), is celebrating forward movement on a 100 unit housing development in Ward 7 of Washington, DC. Providence Place, which will be built on land of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Headquarters, received zoning approval from the DC Zoning Commission and finalized a Community Benefits Agreement. The project is expected to break ground by November of 2018.

WIN

Affordable Housing, Linkage Fee, Mayor Garcetti, economic homelessness

One LA Partners with Mayor on $100M Affordable Housing Fund

Sunday, February 11, 2018
West / Southwest IAF

500 One LA-IAF leaders assembled with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to discuss implementation of the recently passed linkage fee for affordable housing at St. Agnes Catholic Church, and to report on what is happening in their neighborhoods.  Representing the first community organization with which the Mayor met, leaders challenged him to more deeply collaborate with the organization in the next few months.

One LA IAF

Mayor Steven Fulop, Honewell, Toxic Waste Cleanup

Jersey City Together Persuades Mayor to Pledge 50% Affordability on Site

Monday, January 15, 2018
Jersey Journal

In January, Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop sent a letter to Honeywell to demand an increase in affordability on a 95-acre site from 5% to 50%. This comes after Jersey City Together spoke to thousands of people across Jersey City and secured commitments from the majority of the city council in support of this change. The Interfaith Community Organization, a previous IAF affiliate, successfully sued Honeywell to force remediation of chromium contamination on the site decades ago.

NJT

http://www.swiaf.org/news/moc-wins-significant-step-on-renter-protection/

MOC Wins Significant Step for Renters Protection in Marin County

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Marin Independent Journal

Less than a year after kicking off an organizing effort to address eviction threats in Marin County, the Marin Organizing Committee (MOC) won a significant victory.

Bay Area IAF

Disaster Recovery, Hurricane Harvey, Texas IAF, organizing in Texas

For Renters, Harvey was the First Blow, Followed by Orders to Move

Friday, September 8, 2017
New York Times
"Members of The Metropolitan Organization, a group of Houston religious congregations, urged Houston’s City Council on Wednesday to establish a grace period for late September rent payments. The poor and undocumented were especially vulnerable, clergy members said.
 
“Many of them have not worked nine or 10 days now because their businesses have been blown away,” said the Rev. Edward Gomez, an Episcopal priest...."
TMO

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