Picture the Homeless
Organizing for Justice and Respect.
Picture the Homeless is a grassroots organization, founded and led by homeless people. We are organizing for social justice on issues like housing, police violence, and the shelter-industrial complex.
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Membership at Picture the Homeless is open to all homeless and formerly homeless people. Call us at 646-314-6423 for more information, or stop by our office – 104 East 126th Street (Storefront), New York NY, Monday-Friday 10AM-7PM!
As a small organization with big goals, we always need a lot of help. If you like what we do, and want to volunteer your time, we want to hear from you! Contact Sam (646-314-6423 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’re interested in learning more about our volunteer needs.
I am presently housed in one of the city’s shelters in Jamaica Queens. It hurts when I walk through the neighborhood seeing all of these abandoned houses boarded up while there are so many people without homes. Legislation empowering the city to conduct an annual count of vacant buildings and lots will help us fight to turn these unused properties into proper housing.
Arvernetta HenryPTH Member
Half of what the city’s paying for me to be in a shelter could be spent on a two-bedroom apartment for me and my family. Shelters are horrible. You share the bathroom, there’s no cooking, and conditions are unsafe. If you think homeless people are living it up in the shelters, you can take my spot there.
Maria WallesPTH Member
The government and banks have failed miserably to solve the housing crisis. Homeless people know what the problems are, and we have ideas for the solutions. Since the Powers That Be won’t listen, the time is now for people to take action.
Sophia BryantPTH member
At a time when homelessness has reached record proportions, being homeless has been politicized and criminalized by this New York City Police Department, while the mainstream press has demonized these homeless New Yorkers. As a result, in every venue where law enforcement agents and the homeless interact it becomes a potential powder keg, and breeds potential police brutality. This behavior makes all of us less free, and amounts to a blatant form of domestic terrorism.