EVERYONE NEEDS A HOME.
Read our leaders’ housing stories and share yours to help us make the case for a national Homes Guarantee.
Share your story to help us make the case for a national Homes Guarantee.
Vernell Robinson is a public housing resident in Far Rockaway, Queens. Vernell survived Superstorm Sandy and has lived with undrinkable water and mold in her apartment. The storm worsened already deplorable conditions in the city’s crumbling public housing, and she knew that something had to be done. Vernelly began organizing with other NYCHA residents to demand reinvestment and call for more accountability in NYCHA management.
Kimberly Campos-Lucas is an in-home caretaker for her mother, age 82, who lives in a senior building in Chicago. Kimberly and her mother have been trapped in out-of-code elevators several times. Although the Chicago Housing Authority has been aware of these problems for over a year, the building continues to regularly have one working elevator for the over 400 residents. This leaves residents waiting hours to get down or upstairs.
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Rose Fernandez is a public housing resident in New York City’s El Barrio/Spanish Harlem. She’s lived in public housing for over 50 years, and has seen it change for the worse. Rose is chronically ill, and her illness has been exacerbated by mold and dust in her home. The conditions have caused Rose to struggle with depression. Rose knows that what we need is a Homes Guarantee that prioritizes reinvesting in public and social housing across the country.