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Community Land Trust Fighting to Save the Country's Oldest Black Bookstore!!

We've been talking a lot about how community land trusts can create housing for all New Yorkers, including homeless folks, and stop displacement and gentrification and promote sustainable community development. Our communities are under attack, and the CLT model is one important way to fight back and hold on to the things that make our neighborhoods great.

Passing the Torch: Homeless Memorial Day 2013

This year, our members have chosen the theme "Passing the Torch" for our annual Homeless Memorial Service.

Concerns regarding the Appointment of William Bratton as Commissioner of Our New York Police Department

“The face of homelessness in New York was one of incredible fear of the violence and disorder of that population." – William Bratton

“We are going to flush them off the street…” – William Bratton



Concerns regarding the William Bratton Appointment as Commissioner of Our New York City Police Department

By Jean Rice

Board Member of Picture the Homeless

Remarks on Pope Francis's Evangelii Gaudium

Thoughts from PTH Housing Campaign Leader & Board Member William S. Burnett, on the Pope's


Just before Thanksgiving, I had pulled my favorite quotes on economic justice from Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium; and had intended to post those quotes in the blog, along with some quick thoughts. Over the holiday weekend, everyone else beat me to it. Seems I’m not the only one who got excited.

PTH Member Statement of Solidarity in Support of C.U.N.Y. Students

November 15th, 2013


Even Ray Charles and Jose Feliciano would be able to see that as the demographics of our City University have changed, the thought of a student “rainbow coalition” has the New York City status quo shaking in their collective boots.

There are monuments to American slave-owners all over our city – yet our students are admonished not to choose their own sheroes and heroes. – Why?

The right to peacefully assemble and the right to dissent are being challenged.

SAVE THE DATE: Homeless Memorial Service, December 20th 2013

December 21st is the longest night of the year.

And it's on this night, when the cold and the darkness seem most overwhelming, that communities across the United States come together to honor the lives of homeless men and women who passed away this year, and to draw attention to the fact that many homeless lives are cut short because we, as a society, can't find a way to end homelessness.

"Killed at the Whim of the Police" - Remarks by PTH member Ryan Gibbs at the October 22nd March against Police Brutality

Good Evening, my name is Ryan Gibbs. I am the chairman of the Board of Directors of Picture the Homeless.

Honoring Sophia Dawson at #DanceGiving

If you haven't bought your ticket, DO IT NOW!

Community Land Trusts are a Huge Success at Talking Transition - AND BEYOND.

Maybe we're just a little giddy about the impending regime change here at home, but Picture the Homeless has been so excited to be part of the conversations taking place in the Talking Transition tent down on Canal Street at 6th Avenue.

Bronx Community Dinner & Discussion: what do the Community Safety Act and the Floyd Stop & Frisk ruling really mean for us?

WED 11/13, 6pm - Bronx Community Safety Dinner. 

A presentation and discussion on what the Community Safety Act and the Floyd Stop and Frisk ruling really mean for Bronx residents. Program will include performances and films.

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