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Nationwide Vacant Property Takeovers Throughout May 2010

This blog post is a "CALL TO ACTION". Get involved in the ongoing effort to truly make housing a human right both in this nation and around the world. There is something for everyone to do.

On January 28th and 29th of this year, about 40 people from all over the country met in New York City at the office of the Center for Constitutional Rights (http://ccrjustice.org/) to discuss doing vacant property takeovers across the nation throughout the month of May. The meeting was organized by Take Back The Land (http://www.takebacktheland.org/), an organization which has been successful in acquiring vacant property for use by homeless people and in preventing evictions in Miami, FL. Other organizers include Picture the Homeless (http://www.picturethehomeless.org/) of New York City, the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI -- http://www.nesri.org/) and the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP -- http://www.nlchp.org/). All of the aforementioned…

A QUICK UPDATE After "SNOWMAGEDDON"

I am just beginning to get back in the swing of things after "snowmageddon". I could not access the internet for more than a week due to the high level of snow in DC. The libraries were closed and I couldn't log on. I will blog about the horrific problems that the homeless community had to deal with (probably within the next 3 days). However, I WILL say that many of the homeless only got one meal a day during "snowmageddon". I will let DC Gov's Dept. of Human Services know about this and other problems that occurred during this time. I apologize for being cut off from the world and not keeping you updated, as I am aware that many concerned citizens want to know what is happening to our society's most vulnerable citizens. Stay tuned for more info......