A Clear View of Public Housing
The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights (CRNHR) and Gilda “Dr. Pop” Haas are thrilled to present A Clear View of Public Housing, an animated story about public housing in the United States. Use this story as an organizing and conversation-starting tool in your community to jumpstart discussions and actions in the furtherance of human rights, in particular the human right to housing!
In this eye-opening story, three women and their children meet at the city park one sunny day and begin a conversation. As they discuss the many things they have in common – kids, jobs, and the city they live in – the conversation leads to an examination of each woman’s beliefs about housing, particularly public housing. The story simplifies contemporary debates on the future of public housing and exposes the myths that are fueling a massive effort to destroy this invaluable community resource.
The story is a great tool for workshop settings and can be used in many different ways.
A Spanish version, a conversation-starter guide, and a bilingual comic book will be available soon! To secure yourself a copy ahead of time, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Use the Story
A Clear View of Public Housing was made to be used as a springboard to conversations and actions led by communities organizing in defense of human rights and, in particular, the human right to housing.
The story is available in three forms (and two languages):
- Video Cartoon that is easy to share by email, post to your website, or download (English/Spanish)
- Interactive Slideshow to use in workshop settings (English/Spanish)
- COMING SOON: Bilingual Comic Book for door-to-door outreach or to handout after a workshop
Tips for Facilitators
Check out this Clear View Facilitator’s Guide for three simple ways that the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights (CRNHR) has used the story in workshop settings!
About the Creators
A Clear View of Public Housing was made by members of CRNHR and Gilda “Dr. Pop” Haas. CRNHR is a national organizing effort led by grassroots groups from the across the country fighting for a human right to housing in the United States. Additional critical feedback was provided by public housing members of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), Union de Vecinos in Los Angeles, Community Voices Heard (CVH) and the Red Hook Initiative in New York City through two intensive focus groups.
For more information about the CRNHR and to send feedback, stories, and suggestions, visit us at restorehousingrights.org or contact brittany [at] nesri [dot] org. We would love to hear from you!