[act-ma] Housing Justice Rally October 18th at Park Street Station

Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants maht at saveourhomes.org
Tue Oct 14 18:05:37 PDT 2008



Jamaica Plain, MA    02130    627.267.2949    maht at saveourhomes.org
Mark International Housing Rights Day!
11:00 AM Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Rally to Demand Protections
for Low-Income Tenants!
Where:  Outside Park Street Station
At Tremont & Winter Streets
Boston
When:  11:00 AM
Saturday, October 18, 2008
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Deliver a Tenants Rights Platform
to the Presidential Campaigns!
With all the talk about saving Wall Street, who will save affordable housing?
At 11:00 AM on October 18, 2008 join tenant leaders from  Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants
    and allies across Boston to deliver a Save Our Homes Platform as one of several
actions     around the US for International Housing Rights Day.
Meet at Park Street Station at Tremont & Winter Streets, Boston at 11:00 AM.
The Housing Crisis isn't just a homeowner or bank industry problem.
THREE MILLION FAMILIES IN HUD SUBSIDIZED APARTMENTS FACE DISPLACEMENT
if Congress does not fully fund Section 8 and Public Housing.
Last week, the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) averted funding cutoffs for
          Section 8 and won tenant protections in the Wall Street Bailout Bill.
But chronic budget shortfalls still threaten millions of families.
In June, the Obama Campaign met with NAHT and responded to the Platform, but the
       Republican National Committee refused to accept it and slammed the door on
tenants.
On October 18 we will try again at the McCain Headquarters in downtown Boston.
Join Us to MAKE TENANTS' VOICES HEARD in this election!
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Tenants Demand:

* Fully fund Section 8 and Public Housing

* End predatory investment in affordable housing

* Pass a National Right to Purchase Bill

* Ratify the Treaty guaranteeing a Right to Housing
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Partial list of Sponsors:
Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants (MAHT)
Chelsea Collaborative
Boston Workers Alliance
National Alliance of HUD Tenants
For more information and to sign up your group as a co-sponsor of this event, call:
617.267.2949
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MAHT:   Celebrating 25 Years of Struggle to Save Our Homes

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