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No More Business as Usual Housing Rally

Description: 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
Location: Starts at the Liberty Pole, ends at the Hotel Cadillac
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Ted Wilcox
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 3:08am GMT