SIGN ON: Solidarity with D.C. Tenants Facing Displacement by Catholic Church!

We recently learned that the Catholic Church is putting several rent control buildings up for sale in the rapidly gentrifying Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood of Northeast Washington, D.C. Justice First and LinkUp are working with tenants in four buildings, some of whom have lived in their units for much of their lives, and are at imminent risk of displacement.

In their letter (click here to download PDF), tenants appeal to all those in solidarity to sign onto to their ask that the Catholic Church to work with them to ensure that their homes and families are protected from displacement and potential homelessness. Sign below in solidarity with the tenants of 636 Girard St. N.E., 628 Girard St. N.E., 1265 Raum St. N.E, and 1364 Bryant St. N.E.

We thank the organizations that have signed on in solidarity with tenants, including:

ANSWER Coalition, Black Lives Matter DC, Brookland Manor/Brentwood Village Residents Association, CODEPINK, Collective Action for Safe Spaces, Dahlgreen Courts Tenants Association, DC for Reasonable Development, Dorothy Day Catholic Worker Community, Empower DC, GW Progressive Student Union, HUResist, Jewish Voice for Peace - DC Metro, Justice First, LinkUp, Metro DC DSA, Partnership for Civil Justice Fund, Party for Socialism and Liberation, People Power Action, Positive Force DC, Socialist Alternative, Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, We Are Family Senior Outreach Network, and YDSA at American University.

If you would like to sign on behalf of an organization, please email [email protected]

Who's signing

Kim Lehmkuhl
Hailey Huget
Brigid Hogan
C. Mary Goggins
Eleanor Sarkodie
Bob Guldin
Ellen Curry
Jordan Brown
Alexandros Taliadoros
Chris Wager Saldivar
Magen Eissenstat
K Me
Chelsea Hodgkins
Elizabeth Nawrocki
Amy Feeser
Martine Zundmanis
Renata Aguilera
Ricky Kelley
Sarah Hopkins
Lydia Olsen
Gabriela Rosazza
Jessica Yoo
Sookyung Oh
Serena Villalba
Dan Cooke
Andrea Rosen
Joseph Irek
Jennie Shih
Travonna Brooks
225 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Kim Lehmkuhl
    signed 2018-09-03 14:39:24 -0400
  • Hailey Huget
    signed 2018-09-03 10:52:12 -0400
    Hailey Huget
  • Brigid Hogan
    signed 2018-09-02 21:54:21 -0400
    As a neighbor and Catholic, this is extremely disheartening.
  • C. Mary Goggins
    signed 2018-09-01 16:56:59 -0400
    As a resident of the District and a Catholic who looks to the Church’s social teaching for direction and guidance, this is very upsetting! Please do not displace our neighbors!
  • Eleanor Sarkodie
    signed 2018-09-01 13:30:58 -0400
  • Bob Guldin
    signed 2018-09-01 00:42:36 -0400
  • Ellen Curry
    signed 2018-09-01 00:09:54 -0400
  • Jordan Brown
    signed 2018-08-31 22:45:58 -0400
  • Alexandros Taliadoros
    signed 2018-08-31 18:47:13 -0400
    It’s time for the preferential option for the poor principle to set in.
  • Chris Wager Saldivar
    signed 2018-08-31 18:12:32 -0400
  • Magen Eissenstat
    signed 2018-08-31 17:49:58 -0400
  • K Me
    signed 2018-08-31 17:44:05 -0400
  • Chelsea Hodgkins
    signed 2018-08-31 14:56:55 -0400
  • Elizabeth Nawrocki
    signed 2018-08-31 13:32:02 -0400
  • Amy Feeser
    signed 2018-08-31 12:46:47 -0400
  • Martine Zundmanis
    signed 2018-08-31 11:27:03 -0400
    Martine Zundmanis
  • Renata Aguilera
    signed 2018-08-31 10:57:09 -0400
  • Ricky Kelley
    signed 2018-08-31 09:00:01 -0400
  • Sarah Hopkins
    signed 2018-08-31 08:58:46 -0400
  • Lydia Olsen
    signed 2018-08-31 08:57:30 -0400
  • Gabriela Rosazza
    signed 2018-08-31 08:15:26 -0400
  • Jessica Yoo
    signed 2018-08-31 07:35:35 -0400
  • Sookyung Oh
    signed 2018-08-30 23:48:44 -0400
  • Serena Villalba
    signed 2018-08-30 23:03:58 -0400
  • Dan Cooke
    signed 2018-08-30 21:53:20 -0400
    So there evicting people and putting families and children out on the street?

    What happened to Catholic social justice teachings?
  • Andrea Rosen
    signed via 2018-08-30 21:26:25 -0400
  • Joseph Irek
    signed 2018-08-30 20:56:43 -0400
  • Jennie Shih
    signed 2018-08-30 20:53:44 -0400
  • Deborah M. Sanchez
    @sanchedm tweeted link to this page. 2018-08-30 19:46:06 -0400
    Sign On and tell the Catholic Church: Stop Displacement and Gentrification in D.C.!
  • Travonna Brooks
    signed 2018-08-30 19:38:05 -0400

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