Announcing Fellowship for Local Elected Leaders in the South
E Pluribus Unum Launches Unum Fellows Program
Over the past couple years, we have had the opportunity to support E Pluribus Unum (EPU) as they work to bring people together across the American South around the issues of race, equity, and economic opportunity. We are excited to share that we will serve as one of EPU's partners for their new fellowship program UNUM Fellows.
UNUM Fellows is an initiative aimed at equipping local elected leaders in the South with resources, training, and technical expertise to advance racial and economic equity in their communities. UNUM Fellows will participate in a 10-month skill-building program to support the development of a project that identifies a concrete opportunity and develops a responsive initiative designed to specifically address racial and/or economic disparities in a fellow's community. During a six-month project implementation phase, UNUM Fellows will receive project funding and ongoing technical support to implement their resulting projects.
The application period closes on April 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST. To learn more about the UNUM Fellows program, visit unumfund.org/fellows.
Housing Justice National Platform
Last week, PolicyLink joined over 100 grassroots housing justice leaders in DC to release the Housing Justice National Platform. This is an historic coming together of organizations from around the country behind a common vision for housing justice. We rallied to draw the stark contrast between the actions of this Administration and our vision for a truly just housing system and to share the work leaders are advancing in cities and towns across the country to make that vision a reality.
We are excited to be building an aligned movement and to share our joint vision for solutions that come directly from those most deeply impacted by the housing crisis. Together, we know that we will win.
Join us in endorsing the National Housing Justice Platform. Sign your organization on as an endorser here.
Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing
While we were releasing our platform, HUD and the White House are attacking one of the five pillars of our vision for just housing by trying to roll back the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule. AFFH is essential to protect our communities and our families. This Administration's proposal to roll back AFFH would damage the quality of life for all of us by making it harder to end housing discrimination and attacking rent control, basic labor standards, and laws to keep our air and water clean.Click here to defend fair housing.