This article in ThinkProgress highlights the relationship between water and housing. Many Right to Housing Alliance members are struggling with the fact that, with water often collected as rent, they can be evicted from their homes for not being able to afford rising water costs.
March 30, 2015 In light of the recent announcement that the Department of Public Works plans to shut off water to 25,000 households, we, the Bristol House Tenant Association leadership would like to express our concerns with the ongoing increase in water charges that has not only affected homeowners of Baltimore City, but its apartment … Continue reading Felecia A. Lockett: Water Bill Burden Shifted to Tenants
This week, NPR’s Morning Edition ran a feature piece on the life and amazing work of Tony Simmons, the newest member of the Right to Housing Alliance staff. We’re so excited to have Tony on board working with us and the Public Justice Center on our Rent Court Reform Initiative, and we’re consistently inspired by … Continue reading RTHA Staff Featured on NPR’s Morning Edition
An article published in AlterNet today discusses residents’ fight against the privatization of public housing through the RAD program. Read the full article on AlterNet here. By Dusty Christensen, October 13th. Since moving into her new East Baltimore neighborhood last month, Free Palmese has been practically alone on her block. A sea of vacant housing … Continue reading AlterNet Article Features Right to Housing Alliance’s RAD Fight
Yesterday, public housing residents walked out of the first Technical/Finance Work Group offered by the Housing Authority of Baltimore City. The work group was negotiated as a response to claims of a lack of participation by residents in the RAD transition,and was put together by an “advocates group” which includes The Maryland Disability Law Center … Continue reading HABC Claims Pride in Resident Engagement in American Prospect Article On RAD
Over the past year, Right to Housing Alliance has been working on taking the human rights principles of Universality, Equity, Participation, and Peace & Dignity that we hold at the core of our work, and figuring out what they could look like on the ground in Baltimore. The result is the Renters’ Bill of Human … Continue reading RTHA Introduces Renters’ Bill of Human Rights!