Housing Rights

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The Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance Housing Rights Working Group This working group supports the work of our regional Housing Justice Coalition Table. We aim to help expand awareness of the right to housing and how it impacts diverse neighborhoods and communities and to advance policy changes to expand access to affordable, quality housing and stable neighborhoods. This meeting will focus on planning for Fair Housing Month activities in April and ways to support rights protections for renters.

Recommended background:

Other Resources

  • PUSH, the documentary is a great overview of how global finance is making housing so unaffordable in cities around the world, and what people can do about it.
  • The related podcast, PushBack Talks is also an excellent source of information and analysis about this complex issue.
  • Biden/White House Blueprint for a Renters Bill of Rights (January 2023) --this "Blueprint" was issued as U.S. leaders anticipated mass evictions with the ending of COVID-19 rental assistance and eviction moratoriums. It was an inexpensive way for the federal government to appear to be taking action on this critically important problem. But we need to work to make these words meaningful in local policy.

Meetings Meets 1st Wednesday (in person) & 3rd Wednesdays (remote) at 5:30PM each month. June 5 meeting in Mellon Park Shelter (near Bakery Square)--Potluck food /picnic! For next Zoom meeting (Register here) All are welcome!