Thursday, April 24, 2014

Real Affordability for All Rally at Noon - Thursday, April 24

Join other tenants and housing advocates on noon on the City Hall Steps.

The Real Affordability for All (RAFA) Campaign will present a housing policy platform to help solve our city's housing crisis. We will release the document on the steps of City Hall,Thursday April 24 at noon.
The platform comes one week before the mayor presents his plan to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing. It will focus on key issues and opportunities for the city government to increase real affordability in housing for all residents, and help move campaigns that our organizations have worked on for years to preserve affordable housing, end homelessness, and the responsibly develop of affordable housing.

Most would say that it's pretty hard to put together a comprehensive platform in a few weeks, and they would be right. This document is coming together quickly because organizations around the city have been doing this work for decades. Our organizations have the keys to solving the housing crisis, but the previous administration would not listen.This is a platform that will prioritize the New Yorkers left behind by Bloomberg’s housing and development agenda. It’s a plan to enable our communities to gain access to permanently affordable housing. The release will cap off an amazing two months for tenants: we've seen 200+ rallying for a rent freeze, another 200+ marching for better housing conditions, and hundreds more at countless actions across the city.

Join us on Thursday at noon!

What: RAFA Platform Launch
When: Thursday, April 24 , 12:00pm
Where: City Hall Steps