Tag: Foreclosure

Welcome Home: Tent Cities on the Rise

The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty recently released report, Welcome Home: The Rise of Tent Cities in the United States, documents media reports of homeless encampments in 46 of 50 states. “While individuals may ‘choose’ to live in an encampment, it is our collective choices as a society that force this choice due…
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Amnesty and Witness Release Advocacy Toolkit on Forced Evictions

Witness, a story telling project based in Brooklyn NY and Amnesty International have produced an organizing tool Forced Evictions Advocacy Toolkit, a multimedia resource for activists, social movements and communities fighting evictions. From outlining the obligations of governments to sharing videos that help foster debate and inspire mobilization, the Toolkit provides critical resources to support the…
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#OpSafeWinter Helping Each Other Survive the Cold

In November 2013, Anonymous launched #OpSafeWinter is a global movement to aid the homeless. Direct Action Welfare Group(DAWG) sees this as a great opportunity for many new people to get involved in the work poor people’s groups have been doing for years around homelessness and poverty. We also see this as a potential new global…
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NLCHP Report on Renters and Foreclosure

In December, 2012 The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty released a report that focuses on one of the most overlooked aspects of the foreclosure crisis.  The impact of the foreclosures on renters.  According to the report by the end of 2010, 10% of all homes with a mortgage had been foreclosed upon, 20%…
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