<p> WHY I AM COMMITTED TO THE WALL STREET BAILOUT PROTEST
The Current ruling class of America continues its domination over the masses by “splits and divisions.” Abraham Lincoln said it best, when he stated “A nation cannot continue to exist, half slave, half free.
<p><i>Picture the Homeless was invited to this big protest of the Wall Street Bail-Out, scheduled for tomorrow afternoon. We wrote the following statement and sent it out to our listserv, and it was subsequently reprinted in a number of online venues - including the Huffington Post! If you can make it to the action, look for the big blue Picture the Homeless banner...
Aida Lugo spent a year and a half in and out of domestic violence shelters before she was offered Housing Stability Plus (HSP), the city's rental subsidy program developed in 2004 due to a shortage of Section 8 vouchers.
<p>The following is the story of a 33-year-old woman with a 6-year-old son trapped in the HSP system. She prefers to remain anonymous because she fears her case will be compromised. <br /><br />"I was living with my mom and there was not enough space, so my son and I went into the shelter. We were living in Sojourner Truth shelter in the Bronx.
<p>The New York City Department of Homeless Services is fond of saying that they give money to the shelters to provide Metrocards for homeless people to get to important appointments. But far too often, when a homeless person needs a Metrocard (because they have been placed in a shelter far away from their doctor and job and childrens
January 3, 2008 Hello everyone and Happy New Year!!! Well here we go with a new year a new day with all the expectations of making it count. And to get this year started Picture the Homeless has been tapped by DJ Disco Wiz and the Universal Federation for the Preservation of Hip Hop Culture for the purpose of assisting PTH with our work with the homeless issue here in New York.
This Monday's rally against displacement and gentrification in East Harlem was a phenomenal success. East Harlem REPRESENTED: we had homeless people, we had members of Community Voices Heard, organizers from Metropolitan Council on Housing, activists around issues like community gardens and New Orleans solidarity...