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

Katalina
Elizabeth Arend
Anthony Beck
Eptisam Kassim
Courtney Weber
Pete DeMarco
Peter Estes
Kristen Gates
Carol Spring
Sara Swetzoff
Juan Bedoya
maurice carney
Julie Allen
Kevin Groh
Duncan Montague
Suzanne Clark
Grant Gemici
Kiera Manser
John Waaben
Noah Wexler
tim gray
Cale Holmes
Emily Kopp
Courtney Evans
Sarah Stadler
Sunil Freeman
J. Alane Park
Noah Allen
Justin Poppe
216 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Katalina
    signed 2018-09-16 12:45:16 -0400
  • Elizabeth Arend
    signed 2018-09-16 08:50:41 -0400
  • Anthony Beck
    signed 2018-09-14 20:13:01 -0400
  • Eptisam Kassim
    signed 2018-09-13 13:38:54 -0400
  • Courtney Weber
    signed 2018-09-13 10:18:28 -0400
  • Pete DeMarco
    signed 2018-09-13 09:42:33 -0400
  • Peter Estes
    signed 2018-09-12 20:26:58 -0400
  • Kristen Gates
    signed 2018-09-12 15:09:57 -0400
  • Carol Spring
    signed 2018-09-12 11:21:52 -0400
  • Sara Swetzoff
    signed 2018-09-11 15:54:31 -0400
  • Juan Bedoya
    signed 2018-09-11 15:29:32 -0400
  • maurice carney
    signed 2018-09-10 22:00:34 -0400
  • Julie Allen
    signed via 2018-09-10 21:52:04 -0400
  • Kevin Groh
    signed via 2018-09-10 21:09:02 -0400
  • Duncan Montague
    signed 2018-09-10 21:00:43 -0400
  • Suzanne Clark
    signed 2018-09-10 20:21:04 -0400
  • Grant Gemici
    signed 2018-09-10 19:18:44 -0400
    Grant Gemici
  • Kiera Manser
    signed 2018-09-10 17:31:17 -0400
  • John Waaben
    signed 2018-09-10 17:24:43 -0400
  • Noah Wexler
    signed 2018-09-10 17:16:33 -0400
  • tim gray
    signed 2018-09-10 17:13:45 -0400
  • Cale Holmes
    signed 2018-09-10 16:38:25 -0400
  • Emily Kopp
    signed 2018-09-10 14:04:36 -0400
  • Courtney Evans
    signed 2018-09-10 13:49:35 -0400
  • Sarah Stadler
    signed 2018-09-10 13:41:53 -0400
  • Sunil Freeman
    signed 2018-09-10 09:03:18 -0400
    Sunil K Freeman
  • J. Alane Park
    signed 2018-09-09 16:25:49 -0400
    Caring for the poor is central to the mission of the Catholic Church. As a social worker who has worked in these neigborhoods, I hope that the church is able to work with one of several existing affordable housing programs to assure that these apartment buildings remain accessible to tenants of minimal or modest means.
  • Magneat-o
    @bonnetheadsnark tweeted link to this page. 2018-09-09 15:51:12 -0400
    Sign On and tell the Catholic Church: Stop Displacement and Gentrification in D.C.! https://www.justicefirst.org/basilica_campaign?recruiter_id=7753
  • Noah Allen
    signed 2018-09-09 15:50:53 -0400
  • Justin Poppe
    signed 2018-09-09 15:35:29 -0400

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