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CarsonWatch is proud to support a Summer of grassroots actions led by renters, public housing tenants, and housing justice organizations. Get involved, and stay informed, by signing up for CarsonWatch updates.

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Please share your actions by contacting [email protected]


On-line Petition: Housing Now! has launched a petition calling on Trump associate Thomas Barrack’s Colony Starwood Homes to stop the rent increases. Read more about Barrack and his abuse of low-income renters here.


Online Petition: MHAction has launched a petition calling on the Trump Administration and Members of Congress to fight against the proposed cuts to the HUD budget and invest in our families ability to access affordable food, housing and healthcare. MHAction is a national, constituency led organization of manufactured homeowners fighting back against the takeover of manufactured housing communities by Wall Street Private Equity firms whose business model is ravaging the economic security of thousands of manufactured home owners.


July 6: #NoCuts National Day of Action.
On July 6th, tenants across the country will say End Housing Inequality Now! We are encouraging tenants who rely on HUD to put a roof over their heads to target their local Congress Member or HUD office and demand #NoCuts to our housing programs.

  • Don’t Let Trump Get Away With Massive Housing Cuts!
  • Make Congress Fully Fund Public Housing, Section 8 and other People’s Housing Programs
  • Stop Federal Giveaways to Wall Street Landlords

For more information, email Jason Schwartz and Gabriel Strachota or visit
Community Voices Heard.


July 12: #NoCuts National Day of Action in Washington, D.C.
On July 12, 2017, we’re uniting in Washington D.C. for the Tenant March on Washington.

Trump has officially declared his war on the poor. Tenants all over the United States are threatened by his administration’s proposed $7 billion cuts to federal housing programs.

While Wall Street and private equity are buying our communities and forcing families out on the street, Trump is aiding their takeover.

Rent increases will mean an average increase of over $100 per month for these households, who earn approximately $21,000 a year post taxes. While Trump makes major cuts to housing, he’s giving out huge tax breaks to Wall St. This isn’t right.

It’s not only an insult to our poorest communities to defund housing programs while giving billions of dollars in tax breaks to Wall St. — it’s immoral and unjust. The fight for housing is a fight for human rights, dignity, and justice. We call on all tenants, housing advocates, and all defenders of human rights to join us in Washington D.C. on July 12.

Sponsored by: Community Voices Heard, NY Communities for Change, Center for Popular Democracy, People’s Action, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, MH Action, Right To The City Alliance, Homes For All, City Life/Vida Urbana

For more information, visit NYCC on Facebook.


July 22-29: Our Homes, Our Voices National Week of Action

LIFT YOUR VOICE TO PROTECT OUR HOMES AND COMMUNITIES: Join advocates from across the country in calling for greater investments in affordable homes and in our communities.

Sponsored by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
More information here, and check the list of actions planned in your city or state here.
Considering an event in your community? Contact [email protected]!


 

Get Involved – Hold Secretary Carson Accountable

Housing is a fundamental right. Americans rely on the Housing and Urban Development Department to keep a stable roof over their heads in times of need. HUD-funding
brings parks, community centers, and vital services to our neighborhoods. We all have something at stake.

Protect housing in your community by getting educated and taking action. Here’s what you can do to hold President Trump and Secretary Carson accountable: