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We ORGANIZE in solidarity with the ongoing uprising for black lives.

We can’t wait another day

HOUSE THE BAY

Everyone is entitled to safe and secure housing. And not only during a pandemic.

When San Franciscans voted yes on Prop C: Our City Our Home, we were promised 4,000 units for homeless people and families. If Mayor Breed won’t honor that promise, it is up to us to open those homes ourselves!

We can’t wait another day.

House the Bay Rallies Against UC Hastings Settlement

“Homes not barricades!! Homes not barricades!!”

These are the words chanted by protesters marching through the streets of the Tenderloin. Some were carrying police barricades, while others held signs that read ‘DEFUND SFPD,” “Rent is Theft” and “Black Homes Matter”. Others were equipped with medical supplies and sustenance, and in the back you could hear the Brass Liberation orchestra playing their instruments brightly to the beat of the chants.

Community organizations such as House the Bay, Gay Shame, Coalition on Homelessness, Senior and Disability Action, Do No Harm Coalition, Every 28 Foundation, and more joined together for a march and rally on August 22 to decry the settlement between UC Hastings and the City of San Francisco, which promises to remove all tents with no offer of housing. While the coronavirus pandemic and bad air quality from raging wildfires pose a threat to our health and safety, those participating still chose to be at the rally. We chose to come out and march for the homeless people who have no other option than to breathe this air and to shelter themselves in the streets with the high risk of infection from COVID-19.

Our city is our home, yet…

Read the entire article in Street Sheet.

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housing is a
human right

We are a group of housed and unhoused community members who are tired of waiting for the city to address the very immediate need for housing.

Inspired by the brave actions taken by Moms 4 Housing in Oakland, Reclaim LA in Los Angeles, and many others, we have decided to move into units that have sat vacant for years.