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1:00pm [1:00pm] No More Business as Usual Housing Rally
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No More Business as Usual Housing Rally Rochester Housing Coalition Kicks off Tenant Spring: 2 and half Months of Actions to Win Key Housing Reforms to Prevent Homelessness and Evictions Who: Rochester Housing Coalition (City-Wide Tenant Union of Rochester, Rochester Homeless Union, VOCAL-NY, Citizen Action of NY, House of Mercy, St. Joseph's House of Hospitality) other tenant and homeless advocates What: A march, a Moment of Silence for the 89,000 homeless in New York State, a disruption of business as usual, and Press Conference Where: Starts at the Liberty Pole, ends at the Hotel Cadillac When: Thursday, April 11, Starts at 1 ends by 2pm; Why: To Elevate the Solutions to the Housing Crisis, Announce Tenant Spring (10 weeks of Action) and the Rochester Housing Coalition Housing Crisis in Five Key Stats 89,000 homeless people in New York State and growing (19% increase in homelessness in Rochester) 1 in 4 Rochester residents move in a year 62% Rochester residents are rent burdened Over 9,000 eviction cases in Rochester City Court every year Rochester has shortage of 28,000 affordable homes for people living in poverty 5 Key State Reforms Reforms/Solutions for 2019: Universal Rent Control and Welfare Reform End No Fault Evictions Enable Rochester Local Option for Rent Stabilization Reduce Employment Sanctions Raise Public Assistance Rental Supplement Enact right for tenants to bring their Landlord to Court for Better Conditions

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