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U.S. Government Asks Private Investors “What to Do” with 250,000 Empty Homes & the Grassroots Responds

U.S. Government Asks Private Investors “What to Do” with 250,000 Empty Homes & the Grassroots Responds

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Takeover Fever Spreads Across United States & Into Chicago Suburb, Anti-Eviction Activists Released

Takeover Fever Spreads Across United States & Into Chicago Suburb, Anti-Eviction Activists Released

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
August 1, 2011
Organization Title: 
NESRI

“The people united will never be defeated!” chanted Luz Smedron’s neighbors, alongside members of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC) on Friday at 10am in the suburb of Addison.

Late Friday, the AEC posted bail for the release of five of their members, who were held in custody by the DuPage County sheriff’s department after stalling the Smedron family’s eviction through a “people’s blockade.

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Media Paints Picture of Violent Section 8 Crowd: What is Really Going On?

Media Paints Picture of Violent Section 8 Crowd: What is Really Going On?

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
July 27, 2011
Author: 
NESRI

On July 21st, several news channels in Dallas covered what they referred to as a “riot” or, better yet, a “stampede” for rental assistance vouchers.  Estimates ranged from hundreds to thousands of people running desperately once the local housing office was open simply for the chance to fill out an application.  Prominent were images of this mass of running people and interviews with those who had been injured.  “Rental assistance at what price?&

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Fairy Dust and Civil Unrest in the United States

Fairy Dust and Civil Unrest in the United States

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
July 14, 2011
Author: 
NESRI

This past Sunday, Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, wrapped up their first tour of North America with a “charitable tour” of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, home to one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States.

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A Winning Narrative: AEC-supported move-in of homeless family into people-less home

A Winning Narrative: AEC-supported move-in of homeless family into people-less home

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
June 25, 2011
Author: 
Don Terry
Organization Title: 
NYTimes

The Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign (AEC) held a “well-planned and orchestrated” action on June 17th, reads the New York Times.  In Saturday’s paper, the widely read Times published a striking piece that, despite the title, seems to capture the spirit of the AEC and Biggs family.

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Family "Live In" Reminder of Need for Paradigm Shift in U.S. Housing Policy

Family "Live In" Reminder of Need for Paradigm Shift in U.S. Housing Policy

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Today, the Rochester chapter of the national Take Back the Land movement (TBTL) is not only helping one family, the Lennons, move back into their home from which they were forcibly evicted, they are also directly challenging the morality of our current U.S. foreclosure system

and, more broadly, our ever-increasingly inequitable federal economic and housing policies. 

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J.R. Fleming of Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign featured in New Film "Through the Cracks"

J.R. Fleming of Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign featured in New Film "Through the Cracks"

Check out the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights Steering Committee member, J.R. Fleming of the Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, featured in a new short documentary film, Through the Cracks. In the film, Mr. Fleming discusses the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation, or perhaps "Plan for Devastation," due to the Plan's displacement of large numbers of low-income communities through the demolition of 51 high rise public housing buildings and the resulting loss of permanent affordable units.

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A Modern Day Rosa Parks for the Human Right to Housing Movement?

A Modern Day Rosa Parks for the Human Right to Housing Movement?

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
April 1, 2011
Author: 
Van Jones and Marianne Manilov
Organization Title: 
Huffington Post


 

 

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Chicago's Public Housing Residents Let CHA Know: We're Still Here & Ready to Fight!

Chicago's Public Housing Residents Let CHA Know: We're Still Here & Ready to Fight!

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
March 15, 2011
Author: 
Megan Cottrell
Organization Title: 
Chicago Now

Most people talk about public housing in Chicago like a relative that died years ago--only as a distant memory, something we shake our heads at but have moved on from.

But one group of residents is trying to show they're still here--and still fighting for their homes.

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"Homeless people hate shelters." - A Letter to the Editor from Picture the Homeless, NYC

"Homeless people hate shelters." - A Letter to the Editor from Picture the Homeless, NYC

Media Coverage/Press Release Details
Publication Date: 
February 22, 2011
Author: 
Joan Harrison, and the rest of the Civil Rights Committee
Organization Title: 
Picture the Homeless
Re: “Homeless, Line Up Here”
       by Megan Finnegan (February 3, 2011)

 

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