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There Ought To Be A Law: Action Friday Event
October 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Residents of affordable housing and houseless people* to join residents from across the East Bay in a Residents United Network event: There Ought to be a Law.
When we have lived through housing insecurity, homelessness/houselessness, or have seen our families endure displacement from the communities we were raised in, we have expert information about what needs to be fixed and great ideas about how to do it. We invite residents of community subsidized/affordable housing* and people who are currently or formerly unhoused to join in workshop that will develop policy solutions to the housing laws and practices that impact our lives. We call this event: There Ought to be a Law.
Friday, October 16th: 11am – 1pm
Co-Sponsored by: EAST BAY HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS, RESIDENTS UNITED NETWORK (RUN)- HOUSING CALIFORNIA, NON-PROFIT HOUSING ASSOCIATES OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA (NPH), EAH HOUSING & ST. MARY’S CENTER. ONLINE! We’ll send a Zoom link with your signup confirmation.
* What do we mean by community subsidized/affordable housing? We mean people who: – live in housing authority/city owned building traditionally called “public housing”- live in an apartment in a building owned by a non-profit housing provider such as EBALDC, RCD, SAHA, Human Good, EAH Housing, etc. – live in a home in the ‘private’ rental market with the support of a Section 8 housing voucher- live in a home or apartment that is part of a Community Land Trust – live in an SRO or hotel that is paid for in part by funds from the city, county, or a support organization such as BACS, Catholic Charities etc. – live in transitional family or emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, a shelter or non-profit run co-housing. – as stated, we also welcome participants at this event who are currently or formerly unhoused.
We understand that people who live in housing that is not supported by collectively funded subsidy or who are not currently or formerly unhoused have many important ideas about policy solutions and are impacted by the affordable housing crisis. We welcome you to our committees and other public events! We ask people who have experienced adequate housing through their lives and/or do not live in subsidized housing respect the intended scope of this meeting.
Access Information: The meeting will take place via Zoom. Participants need access to a cell phone or computer. The event will be in English with live captioning. Please let us know if you need additional access support like a way to participate without Zoom access, or language translation. This webinar will be recorded.