September 12, 2012, New York, NY – Hundreds of people from the Northeast gathered in NYC as part of a national movement rising up against mortgage giants Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Participants from groups like Springfield No One Leaves, Right to the City, Community Voices Heard, New York Communities for Change, Organizing for Occupation, [...]
Listen Auctioneer, All the people here, We are asking you to hold all the sales right now, We are going to survive, but we don’t know how. Calling on the judicial system to institute an immediate moratorium on all foreclosures until a fair system of home loans is put into place, Housing is a Human [...]
March 15, 2012, Brooklyn, N.Y.- Homeless people and members of Occupy Wall Street gathered to declare victory after “sleeping out” on the streets of Brooklyn, in a protest aimed at City Council Member Erik Martin Dilan. For over two years he’s been sitting on a bill that could lead to more housing, and activists spent [...]
MULTIMEDIA – NYC Residents Rally to Prevent Eviction of Elderly Bed-Stuy Homeowner
In New York City, there is an extreme shortage of affordable housing. Advocates and grassroots organizations contend that this contributes to homelessness for many vulnerable New Yorkers. At the same time there are hundreds of vacant buildings throughout the City. In response to this situation there is a grassroots effort in New York City to [...]
May 19, 2010, New York, NY —Wednesday, on the anniversary of Malcolm X’s birth, the community organization Picture the Homeless and its Housing Not Warehousing Coalition orchestrated three banner drops. Transgressing into vacant buildings in Brooklyn and East Harlem in the early morning, they dropped banners that read “Homes Not Shelters / Casas No Refugios,” [...]
Homeless-led organization Picture the Homeless rally outside JP Morgan Chase headquarters in Manhattan.
Raquel Rolnik, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing visits with residents in Brooklyn, NY.
Town Hall Meeting with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik. October 22, 2010.