The National Coalition for the Homeless held a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION FOR HOUSING in Washington, DC, and in communities across the country, on Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Nearly 1,000 advocates in 25 cities nationwide took part to protest cuts to affordable housing, racial inequality in our cities, and the criminalization of poverty. These remain our demands:
- Preserve funding and create further local, state and national housing resources solely for extremely low to moderate income, elderly and disabled 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, people with disabilities, or 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.
Locations of Sister City Actions:
16 states and the District of Columbia
25 cities and the District of Columbia
|CA||Los Angeles||U.S. Vets Homeless Feeding & Housing Services|
|Santa Monica||The Children’s Lifesavings Foundation|
|Sacramento||Sacramento Homeless Organizing Committee|
|CO||Boulder||Boulder Rights Watch|
|Colorado Springs||The Coalition for Compassion and Action|
|Denver||Colorado Coalition for the Homeless|
|DC||Washington||National Coalition for the Homeless|
|Ft. Lauderdale||Alliance to End Homelessness, FL Homeless Bill of Rights Campaign|
|St. Petersburg||Poor People’s Economic Right Campaign, My Place and Recovery, Florida’s Homeless Action Coalition|
|Tallahassee||Florida Homeless Action Coalition|
|GA||Atlanta||Housing Justice League|
|ID||Boise||Boise/Ada Co Homeless Coalition, Idaho Tiny House Assoc.|
|IL||Chicago||Chicago Area Fair Housing Alliance|
|MD||Clear Spring||Laced with Grace Homeless Ministry|
|MA||Salem||March for the Homeless Massachusetts District|
|MN||Minneapolis||Metropolitan Interfaith Council on Affordable Housing|
|MS||Meridian||Multi County Community Service Agency Inc.|
|Tupelo||All Saints Episcopal, Family Resource Center|
|MO||Kansas City||Episcopal Community Services|
|OH||Cincinnati||Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless|
|TN||Memphis||H.O.P.E. Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality|
|Nashville||Open Table Nashville|
|TX||Austin||House the Homeless, Inc.|
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