The University of Iowa

Remaking the Economy: Housing Justice Webinar in Partnership with Shelterforce
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Tenant Responses to the Eviction Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion

On September 1st, rent will be due for millions of Americans. The CARES Act eviction moratorium expired on July 24 and localities in many states have once again begun to evict tenants behind on rent, even though the COVID-19 pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives. Frontline tenant advocates will offer a real-time picture of what’s happening on the ground as millions of Americans face the possible loss of their homes.

NPQ partners with Shelterforce, a nonprofit publication that has been following the housing justice movement for over 40 years, to explore the state of housing justice in the US and highlight present-day stories. Tenant organizers affiliated with People’s Action and Right to the City also join the discussion.

Panelists are:

  • Miriam Axel-Lute, editor of Shelterforce and a regular writer and analyst of housing justice and community development issues for over two decades.
  • Coya Crespin, organizer for Community Alliance of Tenants (an affiliate of the Right to the City network) in Portland, Oregon, where she works on intersectional issues ranging from housing justice to police brutality.
  • Maya Neal, organizer with KC Tenants (an affiliate of People’s Action) in Kansas City, Missouri, where she is leading radical actions to protect her community from evictions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is needed, beyond eviction moratoria, to keep people in their homes amid the pandemic
  • How to protect tenants in your community, and what steps people who are behind on rent payments can take to protect their families
  • What policy levers are available—local, state, and federal—that nonprofits and individuals can use to protect housing in their communities
  • The impact of structural racism on housing, and how that is interacting with the pandemic today
  • Federal, state, and local policy struggles for rent relief
  • Promising housing justice practices that are emerging amid the crisis
  • New paths that nonprofits are pursuing to address housing challenges today
  • What a post-pandemic housing justice vision could look like

Reserve your seat on the webinar site.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 2:00pm
88 Broad Street
Boston, MA 02110
Nonprofit Quarterly
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Nonprofit Quarterly