Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Rally for affordable housing Tuesday, Aug. 4
Below is an announcement of a rally scheduled for August 4. If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you know that the Honolulu city government seems to be willing to try anything but creating affordable housing for all of us, and of course also for those currently homeless.
Affordable housing—that is, truly affordable housing—will not be given to us as a “gift” from the city. It will take some effort to get them started, and perhaps 10-20 years to implement.
Consider joining the rally if you are able to, and be part of the solution!
Peaceful Community Rally for Housing NOW at Honolulu Hale
Tuesday, August 4th 9am-3pm
WHO: This event is sponsored by: FACE Hawaii - Faith Action for Community Equity, Hawai'i Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women the Hawaiʻi Alliance for Progressive Action - HAPA, Unite Here! Local 5, the Pacific Alliance to Stop Slavery, IMUAlliance, 808 Urban
WHAT: Peaceful rally to support implementing a truly affordable housing plan and to stop Sit-Lie laws. Live music by Sam Puletasi and friends, art table, signwaving for Housing NOW!, free lunch, speakers and more!
At 11:30am community and government leaders will speak on creating Housing NOW, including Councilmember Kym Pine, Councilmember Brandon Elefante, Kauai Councilmember Gary Hooser, Eric Gill of Local 5, Rev. Walter Brownridge and more! The Housing NOW Coalition will deliver a list of recommendations to the Governor, Mayor, and City Council for good policies addressing affordable housing, economic justice, and houselessness.
WHEN: Tuesday, August 4th 2015 from 9am to 3pm
WHERE: Front Lawn of Honolulu Hale, 530 South King Street at Punchbowl
WHY: Our community had become increasingly concerned about Hawaii’s affordable housing crisis and lack of truly compassionate solutions for the growing number of houseless families and seniors. Lawmakers must make true affordable housing their top legislative priority.