NORFOLK FAIR HOUSING PROTEST
WHAT: NORFOLK FAIR HOUSING PROTEST
WHEN: 4-5pm Thursday, January 16th
WHERE: In front of the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority at 555 E. MAIN ST, NORFOLK
On Thursday, January 16th at 4 p.m., New Virginia Majority members and allies will meet in front of the Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) Building (555 E Main S, Norfolk). We are calling on the City and the NRHA to improve housing conditions and foster economic development without displacing anyone. We want NRHA to take action to build replacement housing before demolishing Tidewater Gardens -- including replacing all of the public housing units scheduled to be demolished. Read about a lawsuit we joined to push for fair housing and development in Norfolk.
Will you join us? RSVP by reaching out to Lafeetah at 757-745-9293.
The federal Fair Housing Act lawsuit that was filed alleges that the City of Norfolk and the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, with approval and financing from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, have embarked on a scheme to force out tenants of several public housing developments before any replacement housing has been built.
We will pitch tents to symbolize the inevitable housing insecurity and possible chronic homelessness that people who are displaced suffer; and picket outside the NRHA building at 4:00 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., we will share details of the legal action that has been filed and hear from speakers directly impacted by the potential forced relocation taking place in Norfolk.
We need citizens impacted by gentrification, public housing residents, section 8 voucher holders, section 8 waitlisters, and concerned citizens to show up on Thursday, to make sure the City and NRHA recognizes our collective power