We are calling on you and those in your community to create temporary tent cities to demand action to fix the affordable housing crisis, address racial inequality in our cities, and end the criminalization of poverty.
On Saturday, April 1, 2017 we will hold a rally and overnight vigil on the National Mall, and will be coordinating events in cities across the country. Bring tents, bring signs, bring your friends and families and stand up for our collective need for safe, decent and affordable housing.
Here is what we are asking:
- Preserve funding and create further local, state and national Housing Trust Funds that fund housing solely for extremely low to moderate income households.
- Stop ordinances, policies and practices that 1) criminalize and harrass people who are unhoused, 2) promote racial discrimination, or 3) prevent equal treatment of immigrants and those who identify as LGBTQ, especially in access to housing, employment and healthcare.
- Ensure that safety net programs like food assistance, health care and emergency housing are available to any Americans residents in need of support.