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Philly Housing Now!

Posted on September 6, 2020 by Jonathan

On 8/31/2020, the City of Philadelphia posted their final eviction notice for both protest encampments for houseless residents. The City and PHA (Philadelphia Housing Authority) entered the final round of negotiations on 9/01/2020, The City claimed they would reveal properties for transference to different organizations, not a Community Land Trust.

The city failed to reveal the properties and refused to guarantee Philadelphia Housing Action ownership of property for the use of permanent housing for the residents of the encampments. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) can be particularly powerful tools in areas facing rapid economic change and/or appreciation in land values. Historically, the PHA have allowed viable and livable properties to accrue value before auctioning them off to private developers like OCF Realty and V2 Properties, Philadelphia’s biggest real estate developers. Both the City and PHA are more than able to facilitate these demands, even PHA attorney, Laurence Redican openly admitted he has the authority to help transfer vacant properties to a CLT, but is “unwilling to do so.” Philadelphia Housing Action, the residents of the encampments and thousands of homeless folk around the city demand HOUSING NOW.

FOLLOW:
@campjtd
@blackbrownworkerscooperative
@workers_rev_collective
@samantharise
@occupypha

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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On 8/31/2020, the City of Philadelphia posted their final eviction notice for both protest encampments for houseless residents. The City and PHA (Philadelphia Housing Authority) entered the final round of negotiations on 9/01/2020, The City claimed they would reveal properties for transference to different organizations, not a Community Land Trust. The city failed to reveal the properties and refused to guarantee Philadelphia Housing Action ownership of property for the use of permanent housing for the residents of the encampments. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) can be particularly powerful tools in areas facing rapid economic change and/or appreciation in land values. Historically, the PHA have allowed viable and livable properties to accrue value before auctioning them off to private developers like OCF Realty and V2 Properties, Philadelphia’s biggest real estate developers. Both the City and PHA are more than able to facilitate these demands, even PHA attorney, Laurence Redican openly admitted he has the authority to help transfer vacant properties to a CLT, but is “unwilling to do so.” Philadelphia Housing Action, the residents of the encampments and thousands of homeless folk around the city demand HOUSING NOW. FOLLOW: @campjtd @blackbrownworkerscooperative @workers_rev_collective @samantharise @occupypha

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Some organizers and residents of @CampJTD and #CampTeddy speeches today at the rally to stop the philly encampment sweeps/evictions! PLEASE WATCH AND SHARE! YOU NEED TO HEAR THESE VOICES! Especially if you showed up to ANY the BLM protests in June… YOU NEED TO BE SHOWING UP FOR THESE PPL TOO! ACCORDING TO THE U.S. CENSUS, 79% OF THE HOMELESS POPULTION IN PHILLY IS BLACK, YET BLACK PEOPLE ONLY TAKE UP 43% OF THE GENERAL POPULATION IN PHILLY. IF UR A NON-BLACK ABLE-BODIED PERSON AND/OR U HAVE A HOUSE OR ROOF OVER UR HEAD U ABSOLUTELY NEED TO BE SHOWING UP!!!! SEE THE PART 2 VIDEO I JUST POSTED AND SKIP TO 26:09 ON IT TO HEAR DOMINIQUE EXPLAIN THE GAMEPLAN FOR THIS WEEK AND WHAT YOU COULD DO TO HELP! Show up to Camp JTD (22nd and Benjamin Franklin Parkway) Tuesday 9/8 at 6PM for a Block Party and WEDNESDAY 9/9 AT 7AM TO DEFEND THE CAMP FROM THE SWEEP/EVICTION!!!!! SHOW UP! HOUSING IS A HUMAN RIGHT! AND FOLLOW @CAMPJTD @OGINDIGO @DOMIMCQ #PHILLYHOUSINGNOW

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