Keyword: housing crisis

Refinancing Falls by the Wayside

Los Propietarios no se benefician del paquete de medidas económicas Por Mary Kane, The Washington Independent8 de Octubre, 2008Aquellos que se enfrentan con la posibilidad de que se les expropien sus casas– y los grupos de desarrollo comunitario y de vivienda que están tratando de ayudarlos – han tenido muy poco por lo que estar alegres ultimamente.

Philadephia, Protesters Seize Street to Demand Housing Rights

Philadephia, Protesters Seize Street to Demand Housing Rights Police watched as more than 100 people blocked a busy intersection at 6th and Market yesterday, near the Federal Building, to call attention to the nation's housing crisis. Speakers questioned national priorities, with President Obama sending 30,000 more soldiers to Afghanistan as thousands of Americans continue to be pushed into poverty and homelessness. The group, organized by Kensington Welfare Rights Union and the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, demanded a moratorium on evictions, and vowed massive nationwide civil disobedience at the end of January if Obama has not taken adequate steps to address the housing issue.

UK, The desperate councils buying back homes they were forced to sell

At least 80,000 council homes in England could disappear by 2020 due to the right-to-buy scheme. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA With housing waiting lists higher than ever, eviction rates rocketing and stock dwindling through right to buy and the impending compulsory sale of high value housing, some councils have resorted to desperate measures.

USA, No Fooling, National Day of Action for the Right to Exist: April 1st

"They want us out of our community!" "We're always told to move on, but to where? There are no places for us to be" Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) and USA-Canada Alliance of Inhabitants (USACAI) are calling on our members and allies throughout the United States and Canada to join us on April 1 for a bi-national day of action to protest the ongoing criminalization of poor and homeless people in our communities.