Watch NEW United Workers Media Team Video on Our Fight to Make Housing a Human Right

In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described a housing crisis in America when he explained, “Poor people are forced to pay more for less. Living in conditions day in and day out where the whole area is constantly drained without being replenished. It becomes a kind of domestic colony. And the tragedy is, so often these forty million people are invisible because America is so affluent, so rich. Because our expressways carry us from the ghetto, we don’t see the poor.”

 

In 1968 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described a housing crisis in America when he explained, “Poor people are forced to pay more for less. Living in conditions day in and day out where the whole area is constantly drained without being replenished. It becomes a kind of domestic colony. And the tragedy is, so often these forty million people are invisible because America is so affluent, so rich. Because our expressways carry us from the ghetto, we don’t see the poor.”

Today, Maryland is facing a housing crisis. Baltimore alone has over 40,000 vacants. United Workers is organizing to tell our untold stories and to create permanently affordable housing for everyone across the region. Renters, homeowners and the homeless are building unity and standing up to find solutions to the housing crisis we face.

In this video, we articulate our shared challenge around housing and highlight the growing movement to realize Fair Development and our human right to housing.

With the Housing Roundtable, community members from across the city—including homeowners, homeless, and renters—are working together to research, study, and discuss the current housing crisis as well as viable solutions to change Baltimore’s broken housing system.

This citywide group has successfully continued to meet for over a year, developed committed working groups, and organized 3 housing speak outs, with plans for another this winter!

Join the fight for Fair Development! Email: Rachel@unitedworkers.org for more information.

 


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