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The Federal Government is obligated by law to invest money in the National Housing Trust Fund, which should go inro housing for folks hit hard by the financial crisis - as well as folks hit hard by centuries of institutional racism and oppression!
But that money is MIA.
In fact, over $380 million is missing from the trust fund.
That's why we're suing the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
And that's why we had this press conference yesterday.
Picture the Homeless & National Partners in Right to the City File Unprecedented Lawsuit vs. Federal Housing Finance Agency!!
The federal government is breaking the law. They're sitting on over $380 million that SHOULD HAVE BEEN SPENT ON HOUSING.
So Picture the Homeless - along with our partners all over the country - are DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
This Tuesday, July 9th, at 2pm, we hope you'll join us for a rally and press conference outside Grand Central Terminal announcing THE SUPER AWESOME SECRET NEXT STEP in our fight to get the government to honor its word and fund housing!!!!
Finally, Bloomberg has lost a fight.
The passage of the Community Safety Act marks one of the biggest losses Bloomberg has suffered in three ill-gotten terms as Mayor - and it came on the same day as the Council voted to override Bloomberg's veto of Paid Sick Leave, another major fight he just lost.
And this once-unassailable Mayor simply does not know how to handle defeat. And now the media is finally calling him on it.
We did it: we passed both CSA bills with veto-proof majorities! POLICE REFORM HAS FINALLY COME TO NYC.
On Friday, June 28th, our Homeless Organizing Academy held a beautiful and moving graduation ceremony.
"It meant a lot," said graduating Academy student and PTH member Pedro Cabrera. "All the instructors had something powerful and personal to say about their students, and everybody got emotional. A lot of times, people don't feel comfortable showing their emotions, but this graduation ceremony brought it out."
Dear Friends and Allies -
Please save the date: Wednesday, September 18th, at 7pm, for the dedication of the Jean Rice Liberation Reference Library!
It's alive! Our first product, a short profile of PTH member Pedro Cabrera, is up live on our YouTube channel!