Fair Housing Futures in STL: Using Fair Housing Policies to Advance Housing Justice - April 17, 2023
Housing Futures Month kicked off with a bang on April 17, 2023, in St. Louis at the Community Futures: Space-Time Liberation Lab with a workshop titled "Fair Housing Futures in STL: Using Fair Housing Policies to Advance Housing Justice,” co-presented by The Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council and PolicyLink. The event was packed with interactive activities, group discussions, and guest speakers who dove deep into the past, present, and future of fair housing rights in St. Louis. Attendees learned more about the Fair Housing Act and the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Law and how these laws impact housing access and discrimination in marginalized communities. Participants left the workshop with a deeper understanding of their rights as tenants or homeowners and were equipped with the tools and knowledge to combat housing discrimination and to play an active role in advancing housing justice.
Register for upcoming events at CF:STL Lab at The Luminary in St. Louis!
May 19 – Art and Housing Justice: New Models for Equitable Housing Futures, with Dutchtown South Community Corporation and St. Louis Art Place Initiative – RSVP
May 20 – BQF Black Space Agency Movie Day – RSVP
June 16 – Confronting Housing Presence[s], Imagining Housing Futures, with Homes for All St. Louis –RSVP
June 17 – Building Sustainable Futures: Solidarity Economies Visioning Session, with Solidarity Economy St. Louis – RSVP
Housing Futures Month: Philadelphia Activation
What would it look like to center intergenerational stability in transforming our housing, health and economic systems? That was the guiding principle underlying our Housing Futures Month activation event on April 19, 2023 at the Asian Arts Initiative. PolicyLink was graciously joined by organizers and staff from Community Legal Services, Sojourner Consulting, Councilmember Kendra Brooks’ office, the Philadelphia Rent Control Coalition, University CityTownhomes, and Deep Space Mind 215, with a special musical and visual performance by Moor Mother and Aquiles Navarro, music by DJ John Morrison, and books, games, and comics, with Amalgam Comics and Rise-Home Stories, with photos by D1L0 DeMille. Together, we celebrated and learned from the deep work organizers have done to shift the landscape of what is possible in Philadelphia’s housing ecosystem, from rent control and community ownership to restorative mental health interventions. It was a day filled with the disciplines of joy and hope, radical imaginations, stories of resistance, community-building, music and envisioning what it will take to achieve our liberated #housingfutures!
See Housing Futures Month Brochure for more information.