NLIHC staff took part in a Law at the Margins (LATM) virtual forum, “Housing as a Human Right,” on July 25. The forum focused on concrete solutions to solving homelessness. LATM is a social justice media platform that elevates issues of importance to marginalized communities and aims to co-create social justice content with those directly impacted. The forum was part of the Right to a Home project, which has reported on homeless issues for street media newspapers across the United States.
The panel included Needa Bee from The Village; Zach Johnson from Call to Action Minnesota; and Celina Trowell from VOCAL NY. The panel was moderated by Alastair Boone, editor in chief of Street Spirit.
NLIHC’s Kyle Arbuckle discussed our pandemic response priorities including: $100 billion in rental assistance, a universal eviction moratorium, and $11.5 billion in funding for homeless services. Kyle also discussed the need to increase long-term tenant power to force lawmakers to consider the needs of low-income renters and those experiencing homelessness.
"It was great to have Kyle Arbuckle represent the National Low Income Housing Coalition at our event," said Eric Ortiz, executive editor of Law at the Margins. "Homelessness is a solvable problem, and we need to continue to raise awareness about solutions. NLIHC's important work can help more people get affordable housing, and we appreciate all they're doing to educate and empower people to take action."
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View a recording of the panel at: https://oyen.me/072520conference