[act-ma] International Housing Rights Day - Rally on Saturday October 18

Christopher Persampieri cfpersampieri at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 17:42:38 PDT 2008


I posted the event in facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=31589693478

let me know if I got anything wrong,
Chris



On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 3:26 PM, Kay Mathew <kaymathew at juno.com> wrote:

> Saturday, October 18, 2008
> 11:00 AM
>
> Rally at Park Street Station
> Downtown Crossing, Boston
>
> Demand Protections for Low-Income Tenants
>
> With all the talk about saving Wall Street, who will save affordable
> housing?
>
> On October 18, 2008 join the Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants and allies across
> Boston to deliver a Save Our Home Platform as one of several actions around
> the US for International Housing Rights Day.
>
> 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 18th, we will try again at the McCain
> Headquarters in downtown crossing, Boston.
>
> JOIN US TO MAKE TENANTS' VOICES HEARD in this election!
>
> Fully Fund Section 8 and Public Housing!
> End predatory investments in affordable housing!
> Pass National Right to Purchase bill!
> Ratify the Right to Housing Treaty!
>
> Initial event sponsors:  Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants; Chelsea
> Collaborative; Boston Workers Alliance; National Alliance of HUD Tenants.
>
> For more information & to sign up your group as a co-sponsor of this event,
> call:  Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants at 617.267.2949
>
> Email:  maht at saveourhomes.org
> Go to:  www.saveourhomes.org/maht
>
> See you Saturday, October 18th at 11:00 AM
> Park Street Station
>
>
>
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