Dear All-In Cities Community,
We are facing the worst renter crisis in a generation. Today there are only 35 affordable rentals available for every 100 extremely low-income renter households. All-In Cities is working in communities across the country to advance policies to increase access to affordable housing and fight displacement. Rent control – despite the myths surrounding it – is a smart, proven strategy to stabilize prices, and is gaining momentum across the country. On February 26, the Oregon legislature passed the first statewide rent regulations and just cause eviction protections to be passed in decades. We are proud to be working with leaders across the country to build on this win and protect renters from skyrocketing rents and displacement.
New Report: Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities
PolicyLink, the Right To The City Alliance, and the Center for Popular Democracy released a new report entitled "Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities". The report makes the case for how rent control can stabilize low-income communities at risk of displacement and highlights the potential impact of campaigns currently underway across the country. If adopted across the country, rent control could stabilize 42 million households. Coverage of the report can be found in Fast Company and NextCity, and you can download the full report and learn how to get involved in a rent control campaign in your area: http://www2.policylink.org/e/78532/2019-03-05/6qw4x1/470200190?h=_TRYovxIOx1qk2J-1gxI8IhJhWuJY2O3D5MKvu_mKNI
Webinar: Our Homes, Our Future: How Rent Control Can Build Stable, Healthy Communities
Wed, March 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT / 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
We are also hosting a national webinar about the report and campaigns in Oregon and New York. Report co-author Sarah Treuhaft will highlight key findings from the report, and speakers from Oregon and New York will discuss their local campaigns and the growing movement led by renters to push for stronger tenant protection laws. Register for the webinar here.
People & Places 2019
PolicyLink is a co-host of People & Places 2019 on April 15–17 in the Washington, DC area. Eighteen national nonprofits have joined forces to present this national community development event. Our All-In Cities session "Community Powered Strategies to Fight Displacement" will highlight policies and strategies that local leaders and equity advocates from the All-In Cities Anti-Displacement Policy Network are using to fight displacement and promote equitable development in their communities.
Explore the agenda and speakers for this dynamic, peer-learning event. Learn what's working to promote equitable development, strengthen the flow of capital, remediate blight, make places healthier, and much more. Register by March 15 to save $100.
ESSENCE-PolicyLink Mayors Roundtable
Last month, we shared that PolicyLink has partnered with ESSENCE to create the ESSENCE-PolicyLink Mayors Roundtable, a network for Black women mayors to exchange ideas, share best practices, develop strategies to create equitable cities, and shine a spotlight on their work and communities. As part of this network, ESSENCE is profiling each mayor. Check out the first three profiles:
- New Orleans Mayor, LaToya Cantrell, Prides Herself In Being 'The People's Mayor'
- Karen Weaver, Mayor Of Flint, Mich. Is Focused On Getting Clean Water And Economic Opportunity To Her People
- Mayor Vi Lyles Is On A Mission To Make Charlotte A Great City For Everyone