We don’t have to tell you that 2020 has been a tumultuous year. Policing, incarceration, and racial disparities have become centered as people across the planet stood up against state violence. We continue to face the worsening realities of confronting a surging global pandemic & its implications for our incarcerated loved ones.
Our work this year has impressed upon us the overwhelming need for housing and just how central housing is to our very stability and survival.
Not only does our community share the struggle to finding available & affordable housing with the general population, we face the additional systemic barriers of bias and legalized discrimination. In addition, many of us also have to manage stipulations on where we can live upon release that make finding housing even harder.
In response, we are making very intentional moves to provide housing resources and mutual aid. Our approach to delivering housing support is anchored in our values of community: because we are in the community, from the community, and directed by the community, we are able to offer support as a community.
Can you help? Our goal is to raise $40,000 by January 31 for emergency housing and mustual aid funds for 2021.
Any amount matters, all gifts are welcome!