March for Housing/Empty the Shelters

Housing Our Neighbors [HON], the advocacy group created by the School of Social Work community members and people experiencing homelessness, is organizing a March for Housing Justice on Saturday, November 21st beginning at 10:30 AM, 801 E. Fayette Street (near the Shot Tower).

The March for Housing Justice will generate a citywide show of support for the right to permanent housing for all. We are demanding no return to congregate shelters, permanent housing now, canceling rent, and upholding basic human rights for all during the current global pandemic and beyond.

Baltimore City has been sheltering houseless individuals and families primarily at hotels and motels and at one congregate facility. In December, the City plans to resume the use of congregate facilities, which contradicts CDC guidelines and threatens the health of our neighbors.

Realizing that housing and health care are human rights, we call upon the City to develop a plan for safe, affordable, and appropriate permanent housing available to all; to abandon the use of unhealthy and unsafe congregate shelters, and to adopt a sensible winter plan without temperature cutoffs.

Join Housing Our Neighbors and the following co-sponsors:

• Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition

• Baltimore Renters United

• Sunrise Movement

• Public Justice Center

• North Avenue Mission

• Ujima People's Progress Party

• Baltimore People Power's Assembly

• Mt Vernon Place UMC

• SEIU 1199

• United Workers

• Poor People’s Campaign-- Baltimore Chapter

• Communities United

• Charm City Care Connection

• Homeless Persons Representation Project

• Beyond the Boundaries

• Rent Strike Baltimore

• Baltimore DSA

• Reverend Annie Chambers

• Abell Mutual Aid

• National Welfare Rights Union


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