In the 1990’s, Marian Wright Edelman of the Children’s Defense Fund talked of “the hundreds front war” that social justice advocates were fighting, with cuts and unjust laws being proposed on education, nutrition, public health, taxation, and so much more. Unfortunately that trend has continued unabated for more than two decades, and we continuously see funding for affordable housing and homelessness prevention/solutions under attack at the local, state, and federal levels.
What can be done to achieve our goal of true access to affordable housing and adequate services for homeless persons in Missouri? We’ll explore ways to move forward on our 2016 goals as the Empower Missouri Affordable Housing and Homelessness Task Force meets in Jefferson City and by telephone on Tuesday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.-noon. You are welcome to travel to our headquarters at 308 E. High, Suite 100, Jefferson City, MO 65101, or to dial in on our conference line:
We will also have an update on a negative landlord/tenant bill being considered in St. Louis County. Speakers from Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council will share what has been proposed and how citizens have fought the proposal.
Please RSVP regarding your attendance to Val@EmpowerMissouri.org.