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Homes for All 2017 Renters WEEK of Action & Assemblies!
September 18, 2017 - September 24, 2017
Join the Renter Week of Action & Assemblies!
Housing is a human right, but it won’t come without a fight!RISE UP FOR RENTER POWER!
Take The Pledge NOW!
From September 18th – 23rd join thousands of renters for bold and powerful actions across the country to stand up for our communities, defend our homes and fight for a world where all people have dignified and affordable homes!
Every day millions of us are struggling to find affordable housing, facing enormous rent increases and being forced from our homes by unjust evictions. Every day we experience the violent impacts of gentrification as we see our neighbors displaced, the grocery store on the corner turned into luxury lofts, and our communities and cultures disregarded. As federal authorities threaten to cut almost $7 billion from Housing & Urban Development, corporate and Wall Street landlords get government subsidies to buy up our communities for pennies on the dollar.
2017 FUREE RWA Events
September 18th, RWA Preparation Sessions
Find this icon on the Homes for All website to take the pledge and register your action or find local groups hosting actions in your city or town!
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FUREE has been on the frontlines of the battle to preserve economic and cultural diversity.
Renters across the country are rising up. From organizing tenant unions, to winning rent control and community land trusts, renters are standing up to predatory development to build communities that actually function for working people. We know that the only way to gain access to safe, quality and affordable homes for all is to demand that decisions made about our communities are made BY our communities, not wealthy investors.
We are rising up to work for the public good, for healthy homes and schools for our children, and parks for them to play in.
We are transforming our communities into places where we can all thrive — not just survive.
We are fighting so that low-income communities, communities of color, immigrants and formerly incarcerated people are invested in, not pushed OUT by development that only benefits the wealthy. It’s up to us to organize millions of renters to fight back for our homes, for our dignity and for our futures.
2017 RWA RESOURCES
Now is the time for bold action to shut down business as usual and demand urgent action to solve the housing crisis!
Now is the time for mass education communities around a vision of world free from displacement where housing and communities are developed for people, not profit.
In cities, towns, and suburbs—on highways and in byways—in the heartland and on the coast—we will demonstrate to the landlords, the developers, and the government that the Renter Nation is rising and we are a force to be reckoned with.
Missed FUREE’s 2016 Renters Day of Action event and want to get a glimpse of our Brooklyn Power? Click the ‘read more’ tag below!
Credit: David Branigan
Downtown Brooklyn was emboldened with #RenterPower on September 22 as a strong convening of housing justice fighters – including 20 organizations in attendance – took to the streets as part of the first National Renters Day of Action.
The National Renters Day Of Action Demands are:
[Full Length Demands Here]
- We demand a National Rent Freeze, a National Livable Rent and a Livable Wage for all people
- We demand and declare a freeze on ALL unjust Evictions
- We demand collective community control over land & housing in our communities
- We demand the right of all tenants to organize and bargain collectively with landlords without fear of discrimination, retaliation or eviction.
Gathering at Barclays Center on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, the 150-strong crowd rallied for an hour before proceeding on a march throughout downtown. The memorial service theme imbued the gathering with a sense of mindfulness at the loss of affordable housing and displaced community members.
Also – the sun was intense! But as the crowd grew, so did the energy through chants, songs and street theater, and the contribution of a horn section. People began making connections through shared stories of struggle that emphasized a collective commitment to ongoing organizing and alliance-building.