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 yasmina@justicefirst.org

Who's signing

kathy boylan
Jean Sammon
Ntal Alimasi
Carolyn Williams
Karen T.
Katie Murphy
Rebecca Menso
Brigid McDermott
Rachel Schmidt
Kate G
Mary Liepold
Brian McLauchlin
Heather Mezosi
Jason Miller
Neeka Sullivan
Marie Anderson
Dr. F Taylor
Denise Curry
Jonathan Boyne
E Belanger
Jo Belanger
Sam Gomulkiewicz
Jasmine Alvelo
Brian Reynolds
Denise Curry
Emily Kamin
Nathan Harrington
Jocelyn Fong
Carole Beltrand
Kara Moller
216 signatures

Will you sign?

  • kathy boylan
    signed 2018-11-28 12:43:33 -0500
    kathy boylan
  • Jean Sammon
    signed 2018-11-20 12:16:47 -0500
  • Ntal Alimasi
    signed 2018-11-17 13:43:53 -0500
    C/o Africa & the Diaspora Ministry @ St Augustine Catholic Church
  • Carolyn Williams
    signed 2018-10-10 07:57:49 -0400
  • Karen T.
    signed 2018-10-09 12:51:56 -0400
    My building was also willed to the Catholic Church and recently sold to a new owner who states he is exempt from participating in the rent control program. He wants to raise the rent about 40-50%. It will go from $780 to $1200. The building has been under rent control for.over 25 yrs and I was told that the rent control status can change. I never recieved any documentation to purchase the building but yet they want me to sign somethig stating I did. What is the best step. I am reaching out on behalf of myself and my another neighbors. The building is a four unit building.

    Respectfully your

    Karen
  • Katie Murphy
    signed 2018-10-09 08:37:33 -0400
    Katie Murphy
  • Rebecca Menso
    signed 2018-10-05 14:00:55 -0400
    Rebecca Menso
  • Brigid McDermott
    signed 2018-10-04 09:19:17 -0400
  • Rachel Schmidt
    signed 2018-10-03 09:44:45 -0400
    The Basilica needs to live what it preaches. Especially in these trying times.
  • Kate G
    signed 2018-10-02 17:04:32 -0400
  • Mary Liepold
    signed 2018-10-02 16:58:31 -0400
  • Brian McLauchlin
    signed 2018-10-02 16:46:51 -0400
  • Heather Mezosi
    signed 2018-10-02 16:42:02 -0400
  • Jason Miller
    signed 2018-10-02 16:19:33 -0400
  • Neeka Sullivan
    signed 2018-09-30 03:45:38 -0400
    Neeka Sullivan
  • Marie Anderson
    signed 2018-09-29 10:51:27 -0400
  • Dr. F Taylor
    signed 2018-09-28 21:55:34 -0400
  • Denise Curry
    signed 2018-09-28 20:24:28 -0400
  • Jonathan Boyne
    signed 2018-09-28 19:49:30 -0400
  • E Belanger
    signed 2018-09-26 18:16:26 -0400
  • Jo Belanger
    signed 2018-09-26 18:12:43 -0400
  • Sam Gomulkiewicz
    signed 2018-09-24 21:22:00 -0400
  • Jasmine Alvelo
    signed 2018-09-24 17:56:37 -0400
  • Brian Reynolds
    signed 2018-09-22 23:24:22 -0400
  • Denise Curry
    signed 2018-09-20 18:22:30 -0400
  • Emily Kamin
    signed 2018-09-20 09:50:44 -0400
    Emily Kamin
  • Nathan Harrington
    signed 2018-09-20 00:10:35 -0400
    Nathan Harrington
  • Jocelyn Fong
    signed 2018-09-17 11:05:38 -0400
  • Carole Beltrand
    signed 2018-09-17 03:12:26 -0400
  • Kara Moller
    signed 2018-09-16 13:25:42 -0400

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