This is a City-wide rally to demonstrate support for a grassroots approach to fully-funding the New York City Hosing Authority, or NYCHA. Fight For NYCHA consulted with tenants and passed the People’s Budget for Housing, Justice, and Dignity during a Town Hall meeting at P.S. 33 in Chelsea on Sept. 18. The People’s Budget demonstrates that funding for public housing is reasonable, within reach, and some of these ideas are legislation-ready.
DATE : Sunday, Oct 6, 2019
TIME : 1 pm
PLACE : Union Square Park, Manhattan
RSVP : Stop the War on the Poor [Facebook]
The immediate emergency is to take $10 billion that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to use to build new jails and, instead, to redirect that money to public housing.
- The People’s Budget (In English) [Archive.org]
- Rep. Nydia Velazquez to roll out long-shot bill that would give $32 billion to city’s struggling Housing Authority [The New York Daily News]
- 2020 presidential candidates must commit to public housing, says Congressmember Nydia Velazquez [The Brooklyn Daily Eagle]