Inspired, strengthened and sustained by faith, the Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing is committed to confronting the unconscionable and unacceptable reality of homelessness in New York City. Recognizing society's shared responsibility and working as partners with those who have experienced homelessness, the Assembly will mobilize communities of faith to empower all people, to advocate public policies to eliminate homelessness, and strive for the transformation of society.
From Coffee Party Board Member Eric Byler:
On Friday Jan. 20, the Coffee Party is joining Move to Amend and democracy advocates across the US to hold more than 80 rallies in front of federal court buildings, including the US Supreme Court. These rallies will launch grassroots campaigns for ballot initiatives and resolutions rejecting the "Citizens United" decree for unlimited, anonymous spending to influence our elections.
Momentum has been building in recent months, with resolutions passed by city councils in Los Angeles and New York City, and the Montana Supreme Court asserting that states have the right to prevent the corporate purchase of their governments. Let's make this happen in states, towns, and cities across the country.
Here are some actions you can take:
A Department of Homeless Services lawyer advised us late Friday that those notices were sent "in error" and that the City is awaiting a court decision on whether it has to pay January rent. Counsel for the City have informed us that if no decision is issued by January 19th, the City will commence paying January rent on that date. For January 2012, Advantage landlords received an accurate letter stating the above.
A Department of Homeless Services lawyer advised us late Friday that those notices were sent "in error" and that the City is awaiting a court decision on whether it has to pay January rent. Counsel for the City have informed us that if no decision is issued by January 19th, the City will commence paying January rent on that date.
For January 2012, Advantage landlords received an accurate letter stating the above.
John Rhea, the New York City Housing Authority's chairman, talks on The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC, about their new strategic plan to -- including selling off air-rights and other strategies to raise revenue to support the city's public housing.
Rabbi Dr Bradley Shavit Artson argues that the moral requirment to honor human dignity requires that society look beyond a rigid adherence to the efficient law of supply and demand to meet the needs of people in society; especially those of society's vulnerable.
Read his essay in the Huffington Post.
This guide aims to help persons of low income gain an understanding of the options available when it comes to finding affordable housing and getting a mortgage. By the end of this guide the reader should have a better grasp of the following:
- The advantages and disadvantages of home ownership for low income earners.
- How to determine whether the home you are interested in really is affordable.
- The process for finding, getting a contract on, and closing on your new home.
- The responsibility for budgeting for incidentals.
- Considerations regarding homelessness and home ownership.
- Programs that may help you achieve your dream of home ownership.
Read more at Housing and Mortgages on Affordable Housing