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No Seniors Without Homes

Faith in Action Bay Area is taking action on housing and you can help!  In the past year, FIA pushed for subsidies for rent-burdened seniors, and the Board of Supervisors responded with $5 million in subsidies. During the COVID crises, Faith in Action, along with a coalition of other organizations including Coalition on Homelessness, strongly advocated for all unhoused to be moved into hotel rooms.


Now, with the COVID and economic crises, already vulnerable people are even more at risk of being unhoused. FIA will hold an action at Grace Cathedral, and virtually, on August 11 advocating for city leaders to provide subsidies for seniors paying 70% of income in rent; for seniors already in hotel rooms to stay until provided permanent housing, and for any seniors still unhoused to be placed in hotel rooms. No senior should go unhoused!


We are asking for your support and presence to communicate the urgency of these demands and the broad-based support that we have for them across the city. On July 21, at 6PM, we’re holding a city-wide summit to update our whole community on the crucial issues that face us as we work to win our budget priorities.  We will share our strategy, hear testimony, and build power for an August 12 action on Facebook Live with live portion at Grace Cathedral to which mayor and supervisors will be invited. Please turn out for these events and help create more equity in housing in San Francisco. Look at our FB page for details, or fill out this Google form to sign up for the Zoom info.  


We will have a roll-call at the July 21 summit to show all the congregations supporting this urgent campaign. Please send a photo now of yourself holding a sign that says:

 

No seniors without homes!

Your name 

Your congregation

 

Photos can be emailed to sfsoul@faithinactionba.org

Contact Leslie Roffman, Or Shalom’s Faith in Action liaison, at leslier@littleschool.org or 415-265-1584 for more information.

Wed, November 25 2020 9 Kislev 5781