Fr: POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal)
Re: Upcoming HUD meeting with D.C. Asst of Policy Bessy "King" Kong
Join us to discuss the human right to housing with Assistant Secretary of Policy, Bessy Kong (she's KING!) from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Demand an end to demolition of public housing! Thursday, October 29, 2009: 6:00-7:30pm - Mar Vista Gardens Gymnasium, 4901 Marionwood Dr., Culver City, CA [ZD hears about 500 people expected. Need to be there with my "ZumaCAM!"]
- In 1998 Congress began funding the HOPE VI program to demolish and “redevelop” public housing…
- Around 80% of tenants who have been evicted from public housing have never come back to their communities.
- Overall, 195,000 public housing units across the country have been demolished since 2006, and over 230,000 more units are scheduled for demolition.
- There are currently about 1 million public housing units in use. These homes are making the difference between success and destruction for the millions of Americans who live in them.
- We are working with Congressional leaders to pass real housing reform...
- HUD can help us! We need a moratorium on the demolition and disposition of public housing!
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