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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Housing Campaign Organizer
If you know Picture the Homeless, chances are you know Jean Rice.
Dear Friends & Members,
Exciting news! Thanks to an incredibly generous commitment from a PTH donor, all donations received during the month of January - up to $5,000! - will be matched dollar for dollar, thereby doubling the power of your gift! Any contribution you can make, no matter how small, will go twice as far.
Here's what our donor has to say:
Media Advisory: For Immediate Release: December 14, 2012
Harlem Vacant Property Walking Tour and Press Conference
Picture the Homeless and Harlem residents tour vacant properties and hold a press conference in front of city owned vacant building
Last year, Picture the Homeless conducted a study of 1/3 of City and counted enough underutilized/vacant property to potential house 199,981 people. Right now, including Sandy, we have 90,000+ displaced new yorkers. 199,981 potential apartments and just 1/2 that number of people looking for housing. Something is very wrong with this picture. When the mayor wanted us to stop smoking, he made it happen. When the Mayor wants us to stop drinking soda, we stopped. If the Mayor really wanted to end homelessness, if he had the will to do it - it would be done!
With global infrastructure collapsing, seas rising, wages dropping, safety nets crumbling, and food prices soaring... DISASTER SKILLS ARE A MUST. After the apocalypse, Old Navy will be atomic rubble and H&M will be underwater, so you won't be able to plunk down $20 and get a sweater. We'll eat and wear what we grow or make ourselves.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hurricane Relief Workers, Homeless People Demand City "Rebuild Stronger"
New York, NY. - Homeless people, Occupy Sandy relief workers, labor unions, and allies will hold a press conference Friday morning to demand that post-hurricane relief and recovery efforts benefit all New Yorkers, especially those who were homeless or unemployed before the storm.
Sunday night I missed the last train, because i was watching the Giants and Cowboys game, and the crawl at the bottom of the screen said that the subway shutdown was extended til 9PM because the winds weren't so bad.
[Picture the Homeless is working hard to gather facts and stories concerning how the city's storm response did or didn't address the poor and homeless; check this page often for updates.]
Most news coverage gives Mayor Bloomberg high marks for his handling of Hurricane Sandy.