More than a hundred protestors held a rally outside the Yesler Community Center on Wednesday, September 17th to fight back against SHA’s proposed housing cuts. City Council Members Nick Licata and Kshama Sawant were on hand to speak and state legislature candidate Jess Spear appeared to stand in solidarity with those facing evictions from their low income housing.
From the event Facebook page…
“The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) want to push “work-able” tenants out of their housing by increasing tenants’ rents over six years with a proposed rent policy called Stepping Forward. This harmful policy will only lead to evictions and displacement of Seattle’s most marginalized residents.
Join SHA tenants as they defend their right to housing!
After the rally & press conference, please stick around for the public hearing on Stepping Forward at 6pm. For more information about the TU’s campaign to stop Stepping Forward, visit http://stopsha.wordpress.com/”