January 11, 2019. The Columbus Dispatch.
It’s a good indicator that an issue is worthy of some attention when the local faith communities that join forces as B.R.E.A.D. identify it as their focus for the year.
For 2019, we agree with the
interfaith group that a lack of affordable housing in Columbus and
Franklin County is deserving of more effort from multiple quarters,
public and private alike, to narrow the unconscionable and growing lack
of safe housing for low-income families.
December 16, 2018. WUSF News.
Back in October, hundreds of Hillsborough County residents packed the pews of Tampa’s First Seventh Day Adventist Church.
was an interfaith gathering of congregations, all members of the
Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE). People
chatted and a choir led the group in singing hymns, but before too long,
they got down to business.
November 18, 2018. The Daily Progress.
A housing fund likely will be included in Albemarle County’s fiscal year 2020 budget.
county Board of Supervisors last week heard again from community
members and members of Interfaith Movement Promoting Action by
Congregations Together who want the board to establish a housing fund
with annual and consistent funding.
Dershimer, with Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church serves on IMPACT’s
affordable housing committee. She said in an interview that IMPACT
members are pleased that supervisors agreed to direct county staff to
work on the group’s proposals related to affordable housing.
November 15, 2018. Courier and Press.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Two planned affordable housing developments in Evansville will receive state financial assistance.
the two projects represent about $25 million in investment, according
to city officials. They are slated for 2019 completion.
July 10, 2018. Charleston City Paper.
After more than a thousand people showed up to the Charleston Area Justice Ministry’s annual gathering on April 30, the social justice organization will hold the first meeting as it sets out with the goal of establishing a regional housing trust fund on Tues. July 10.
Starting at 3 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church (134 St Philip St.), the meeting is one of the first steps the group is taking to help mitigate the difficulties posed by of skyrocketing rent prices throughout the Lowcountry. It will help check off three of the nine goals the 27-member advocacy group set for itself back in April: developing a coalition with members from various regional governments, convening the coalition within 75 days, and meeting with Michael Anderson.