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Announcement :: Environment
homes not jails mtg
04 Mar 2004
Homes not Jails
Sunday, 07 March 2004
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Our monthly meeting.
> Homes not Jails was first formed in 1992 as a homeless
> advocacy / squatting organization. Homes not Jails does both "publicity" squatting (an open call to occupy a building, to call media and public attention
> tohousing concerns, which are evicted quickly) and permanent, sustainable squatting (creating a secure, long term living space with as little public attention as possible).
> There are an increasing number of homeless people on the streets, proposed cuts in section 8 funding, fewer jobs, higher rents, and cuts in government spending on shelters and healthcare, something needs to be done. Hundreds out of the 6000+ homeless people in Boston sleep on the street during the winter, and every year there
> are reports of people freezing to death outside. At the same time, there are hundreds of privately owned abandoned properties in Boston alone, many of them
> habitable. This is a call for anyone interested in finding a home, helping out, or just getting informed about homeless advocacy and squatting: come on down!
14 Lopez St, Central square, cambridge
Directions: red line to Central, walk down pearl st (across from Pearl Craft) 6 or so blocks, left on lopez st.
Contact: lungfish (at) fastmail.fm
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