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November 17 -- PTH anniversary gala -- get your tickets now!


Picture the Homeless' tenth anniversary gala is November 17 -- just three weeks away!, at  Judson Church in Manhattan It's going to be a can't-miss community-building and *FUN* night -- celebrating the history and vitality of a decade of homeless activism, honoring the inspirational Jean Rice and Brenda Stokely, and eating and drinking and partying to the sounds of the Welfare Poets and a hot DJ

UN Rapporteur round-up: New York Times, other press, and video...


 Verdana, Arial, Helvetica,  "http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/housing" United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing first official visit to the U.S.

Right to the City NYC rally, GRITtv, and other multi-media...


PTH's Housing campaign leader Rob Robinson -- a leader in NYC and nationally in the Right to the City alliance we're a part of -- was part of a roundtable on the current economic crisis on "http://lauraflanders.firedoglake.com/2009/10/29/whose-american-dream-anyway" Laura Flanders' GRITtv [video here], along with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone magazine, and leaders of National People's Act

PTH's 10th Anniversary Gala on November 17! Plug in now...


Ten years!  That's how long it's been since Lewis Haggins and Anthony Williams, two homeless men, took the first steps in challenging the system of stigma, criminalization, and poverty through urgent and creative homeless-led organizing. Picture the Homeless has come a long way, with thousands of members and allies around NYC and the world building on this vision.

Indypendent on NYC homeless today


[An article in the Indypendent by Alex Kane, profiling the situation homeless people face in NYC today, including interviews with PTH members]: "http://www.indypendent.org/2009/10/29/homeless-shelters-at-capacity">http://www.indypendent.org/2009/10/29/homeless-shelters-at-capacity

PTH (NYC) statement in solidarity with the residents of Kennedy Road Settlement (Durban)


PTH statement posted on Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) website <strong>Statement in Support of The Shack Dwellers of Kennedy Road Settlement, Durban, South Africa from Picture the Homeless, New York City, USA strong It is with great concern that I pen this statement of solidarity in support of the current struggles of the South African Shack Dwellers of the Kennedy Road Settlement of Durban, South Africa.

Tent City Ten -- all charges dropped!


http://www.indypendent.org/2009/10/21/

charges-dropped-against-tent-city-ten" Indypendent story Wednesday, October 21 At 100 Centre Street this morning, all charges were dropped against the href="http://picturethehomeless.org/blog/tentcity2009">

national campaign -- Take Back the Land!


Building a Movement housing crisis exists in the United States. All across the country, despite courageous struggles against divestment, land speculation and gentrification, border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(0, 102, 204); " public housing communities are being permanently displaced as developments are razed to the ground.

October 9: solidarity rally with Abahlali baseMjondolo at South African consulate [press release]


Gotham Gazette article:&nbsp;</p><p><b><a href="http://www.gothamgazette.com/blogs/wonkster/2009/10/14/counting-vacant-property">Counting Vacant Property "http://www.gothamgazette.com/blogs/wonkster/2009/10/14/counting-vacant-property" by Alex Kane family: Georgia, serif; City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito has introduced a bil that would require the city take

Full text of Intro 1089 - a citywide vacant building and lot count!


Several people have asked us for it, so here is the complete text of our pending city council legislation, which would mandate an annual citywide census of vacant buildings and lots: NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL - INTRO #1089 By Council Members Mark-Viverito, Avella, Barron, Brewer, Garodnick, Jackson, James, Liu, Mendez, Nelson, Seabrook, Stewart and Foster A Local Lawn To amend the New York city charter, in relation t

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