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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Residents Knockin on HUD's Front Door

Tomorrow a group of public housing residents that includes members of Community Voices Heard, Miami Workers' Center and People Organized to Win Employment Rights (POWER) as well as DC and New Orleans, amongst other cities, will meet with Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan.

HUD wants to hear directly from residents and with folks from across the country on hand, there will be plenty to say. This meeting will be a great opportunity to push findings and demands from the resident led report by Right to the City HUD work group.

For nearly two years RTTC's HUD Work Group has engaged public housing residents in an effort to develop recommendations for improving public housing in the U.S. This report on the state of public housing, from the perspective of residents, will be released in March.

During the meeting at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC residents will highlight the need to build more public housing, investment in existing housing housing stock, replacement of demolished units, and improved conditions in housing developments. Many groups from across the country will be on hand, with coordination and advisement provided by the National Housing Law Project, National People's Action, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, and National Low Income Housing Coalition. Be sure to check your inbox for more updates on this meeting and the report as the week progresses! 


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