Housing in a Human Right
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HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT:
WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN
Housing in the US has become a commodity only available to the highest bidders—whether that be buyers or renters. Those who do not meet the financial challenge become homeless and are treated as if their situation is a personal failing, not the result of systemic issues designed to accommodate those with the resources. We believe that this system must change.
Join us for a virtual series on increasing access to affordable housing in Franklin County.
On March 27, 2021 at 9:00am, we kick off the event with a panel who will explore why affordable housing is difficult to find. We will consider how housing became a commodity, how it has been impacted by systemic racism created by government policy and what we can do with or without government help to create more affordable housing.
Panelists include: Brian Sargent, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, UMass Amherst; Linda Dunlavy, Executive Director, Franklin Regional Council of Governments; State Senator Jo Comerford and US Representative Ayanna Pressley (invited).
8 virtual workshops in April and May will dive deeper into specific action areas.
A full list of workshops and registration will be available on January 31, 2021 at: https://housingishumanright.
com. There is no fee for the keynote or any of the workshops.
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