*Our city is in a housing crisis. But we can fight back. Let’s Build a People’s Housing Plan for Minneapolis.* Working people in Minneapolis face a housing crisis we didn’t create.
*Our city is in a housing crisis. But we can fight back. Let’s Build a People’s Housing Plan for Minneapolis.*
Working people in Minneapolis face a housing crisis we didn’t create. Rents are going up, and it’s harder and harder to find an apartment. It’s even worse for women and communities of color. Fifty-six percent of black or African-American renting households are cost-burdened (paying more than 30% of their income), and 51 percent of American Indian, Latino and Asian renting households are cost-burdened in Minneapolis. According to a study by CURA, no Minneapolis neighborhood is considered affordable for a median-income black family. The Minneapolis 2040 Comprehensive Plan won’t solve the crisis. In reality, it simply double’s down on a developer-driven, “let the market handle it” approach to housing that most in City Hall had accepted long ago.
*Who’s City? Our City!* Join renters and homeowners who want to organize for housing justice on Sunday May 20th at 1pm at Harrison Rec center to build a platform that says housing is a human right. The city’s corporate developer and landlord funded agenda isn’t what working people in Minneapolis need. But we can create a people’s housing agenda for justice that centers on renters, low-income people and communities of color having a right to the city, and plan for actions to organize for a housing program that puts people over profit.
*More details to come. Light refreshments provided, please contact this page for questions about childcare and translation. If your organization would like to participate, message the fb event.*
Inquilinxs Unidos por Justicia, Parks and Power, Socialist Alternative and Democratic Socialists of America TC
(Sunday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harrison Education Center
501 Irving Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405
Parks & Powershruthikamisetty5@gmail.com