This letter, addressed to HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, is to demand that the Department of Housing and Urban Development not award a Choice Neighborhoods Implementation grant to the Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) and City of New Orleans to demolish and privatize the Iberville Public Housing development.Please Take action, sign the petition! and forward this message to other supporters of racial and economic justice in New Orleans.
Rally to Save Our Homes Support Georgetowne Tenants United Demand a Commitment from political candidates to support Supplemental Legislation that will Protect our Homes!Saturday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. (part of International Housing Rights and Zero Evictions Days of Action in October in the US and around the globe)Park in Cleary Square, corner Hyde Park Avenue and River Street, Hyde Park (next to Post Office, parking on street)
Since 1994, the Conference has been designed primarily for tenants in privately-owned HUD housing developments, NAHT's membership base. This year, however, they have added several workshops that may also be of interest to Public Housing and Voucher tenants, namely around the HUD budget crisis in Washington and how we can join forces to fight back. This 17th Conference, as well as the previous one, is an open space to build collaboration to fight together for housing right, especially after the World Assembly of Inhabitants (WSF Dakar, February 2011) and in preparation of World Days for the Right to Habitat (October 2011).
The massive U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) budget cuts passed last week by Congress sliced 9% overall from the funding of federal low-income housing programs, including public and Section 8 housing. This 9% is only part of a long history of disinvestment and deregulation, that has been underway for over 30 years, so it is only the most recent retrogression of the U.S. government with regard to its human right to housing obligations.