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Learning from the East London Community Land Trust!

On Wednesday of October 9th, Picture the Homeless was privileged to meet with folks from the East London Community Land Trust. We first learned about this incredible organization last year, at the National Community Land Trust Network's annual convention, where dynamic organizer Dave Smith led a great workshop detailing the long hard victorious struggle to create a community land trust in an expensive urban landscape where people said the model simply could not be done.

Expanding Our Mission!

The mission statement of Picture the Homeless has remained unchanged since it was created early on in our history. In its very first sentence, our team made clear that all homeless people were welcome, by stating "Picture the Homeless was founded on the principle that homeless people have civil and human rights regardless of our race, creed, color or economic status."

Join us for a Bronx Housing Forum, October 12th!

Picture the Homeless is excited to join Congressman José E. Serrano and NYS Senator Gustavo Rivera at a Bronx Housing Forum, Saturday, October 12, 2013 - 10:00AM to 3:00 PM

PTH Board Chair Ryan Gibbs will speak on a panel about "alternative housing models," highlighting our work around Community Land Trusts.

But there will also be break-out sessions and trainings on “Do It Yourself” Legal Forms, Knowing Your Housing Rights, and Homeowners’ Foreclosure Prevention

ALL ARE WELCOME - Please join us for this exciting and informative event.

Thanks, Tish!

For the recent dedication of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library, City Council Member Letitia "Tish" James was wonderful enough to secure an official proclamation commemorating the event.

On the occasion of her primary victory in the race for Public Advocate, we thought it would be appropriate to share the heartfelt thank-you letter that PTH Board Member Jean Rice sent Ms. James.

 

 

Why is the Homeless Library important to you?

 
On September 18th, Picture the Homeless opened the Jean Rice Liberation Reference Library.

New Video: Stop and Frisk in River Park Towers

The fight to fix the NYPD's racist and unconstitutional "stop and frisk" policy wasn't just fought by lawyers in federal court, and elected officials at City Hall, and big organizations mobilizing millions. It was also fought by countless everyday New Yorkers, who worked together with their neighbors to push back against police bent on violating their rights.

 

Why do homeless people need their own library?

On September 18th, Picture the Homeless will celebrate the grand opening of the Jean Rice Homeless Liberation Reference Library. Tickets are on sale here. Conceptualized, curated, and run by homeless New Yorkers, where people experiencing homelessness can educate themselves and others, this library will provide homeless New Yorkers with the tools to change their lives, and to change the world.
 
But why do homeless people need their own library?
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