Washington, DC’s coverage of the “There’s No Place Like Home” report by Housing America and the Doc4Kids Project highlights the 5 million children impacted by inadequate housing nationwide.
THC Finds Permanent Housing for Residents of Mission Rock Shelter
The Mission Rock Shelter set to close – Mayor Brown asks THC to find 350 Hotel rooms to permanently house Mission Rock Residents, THC did so in 24hrs.
Many Homeless After Eviction
Zee Hotel closes, tenants who disregarded the notices to leave are thrown out on the street by police.
Outcry Over Evictions at Seedy Hotel
Tenants are removed from their homes a hotel set to be closed by the city hours before the eviction was supposed to take place. Police forcefully removed tenants not allowing them to gather possessions
FHA Surplus Report Release – Media Coverage
Media coverage for FHA Surplus Report Release.
Reclaiming America: Nike, Clean Air and the New National Activism
Have activists taken the bumper-sticker adage “Think Globally, Act Locally” too literally? Randy Shaw argues that they have, with destructive consequences for America. Since the 1970s, activist participation in national struggles has steadily given way to a nearly exclusive focus on local issues. America’s political and corporate elite has succeeded in controlling the national agenda, while their adversaries—the citizen activists and organizations who spent decades building federal programs to reflect the country’s progressive ideals—increasingly bypass national fights. The result has been not only the dismantling of hard-won federal programs but also the sabotaging of local agendas and community instituions by decisions made in the national arena.
Shaw urges activists and their organizations to implement a “new national activism” by channeling energy from closely knit local groups into broader causes. Such activism enables locally oriented activists to shape America’s future and work on national fights without traveling to Washington, D.C., but instead working in their own backyards. Focusing on the David and Goliath struggle between Nike and grassroots activists critical of the company’s overseas labor practices, Shaw shows how national activism can rewrite the supposedly ironclad rules of the global economy by ensuring fair wages and decent living standards for workers at home and abroad. Similarly, the recent struggles for stronger clean air standards and new federal budget priorities demonstrate the potential grassroots national activism to overcome the corporate and moneyed interests that increasingly dictate America’s future.
Tenants of 121 Varennes Win Right to Jury Hearing
THC Attorney Tim Lee receives victorious ruling that tenants being evicted under the Ellis Act have the right to show retaliation in court.
Issues over the Ellis Act and how it can be used – THC argues that housing is housing regardless of the act being invoked.
S.F. Hotel Fires Spreading Misery
Sf Hotel fires impacts the lives of the low-income residents that occupy residential hotels.
Mayor Brown Unveils Plan to Stamp Out Hotel Fires
Mayor Brown advocates for a combination of inspection and education for fire prevention in residential hotels.