Across CA, housing justice organizers are using a diversity of tactics to overcome the failures of the for-profit housing market and fight for the housing we need. These fights have in common a longer-term vision of housing that is permanently affordable to working people of all incomes, democratically controlled, and forever free from private profit and speculation.
That vision has been realized in different ways in many places around the world, dating back to working-class tenants organizing in interwar Vienna over a century ago. It is called social housing, and it is gaining political traction across America.
Join this town hall discussion and panel in the first of a series of political education on social housing. Through panel discussion and small group breakouts, we will talk about what social housing actually is, how it is connected to the local housing justice struggles we are waging, and how we can build together a campaign to win it.
Our first session will feature Leilani Farha, the former United Nations special rapporteur on housing, and Shanti Singh, the legislative director for Tenants Together. We’ll have breakout groups and share local struggles for housing justice. Organizers welcome!