We envision a world where every person has a home, and housing is a right rather than a commodity. We work alongside Black, Indigenous, poor, and working-class communities who are restoring right relationship to land, collectively creating and governing housing, and resisting the forces of displacement and racial capitalism.
Starting on May 1st, Sustainable Economies Law Center is hosting a month of events for tenants, neighbors, housing organizers, social justice organizations, transactional lawyers, law students and apprentices, and everyday people interested in building tenant power and developing cooperative ways to house ourselves. We’ll be sharing stories, resources, and new ideas to support tenant-owned housing and other Black, Indigenous, and poor-led solutions to homelessness and housing insecurity.
Help us raise $25,000 this month to support this important work. 10% of your support will go directly to our Solidarity Partner, Wood Street Commons. They are a powerful example of a community organizing to design housing around their needs. Wood Street settlement has blossomed as a place of refuge for many of Oakland’s unhoused citizens, but is currently facing eviction from the City of Oakland.
All month, we’re inviting our friends, neighbors, community members, and partners to support our grassroots fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $25,000 by the end of May to support our work creating alternative pathways to collective home ownership. All month long we’ll be sharing stories, resources, and new ideas from the members of our Housing team.