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

J. Alane Park
Noah Allen
Justin Poppe
Kelsey Zimmerman
Giuliana Valencia-Banks
Patience Robbins
John Curtis
Deborah Sanchez
Margaret Flowers
Hannah Thorson
Jason Biehl
Kamishia Lee
Maryann Dolan
Cristina Flores
Bianca Palmisano
Em Morrison
Mark Andersen
Debby and John Hanrahan
Jennifer Bryant
Nicole Roussell
Kate Coventry
Rachel Corn
Chelsea Hodgkins
Tony Langbehn
Ogechi Akalegbere
Nancy OByrne
Adam stromme
Rosemary Mangan
Judy Walser
223 signatures

Will you sign?

  • 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
  • Kelsey Zimmerman
    signed 2018-09-09 12:03:15 -0400
  • Giuliana Valencia-Banks
    signed 2018-09-08 20:26:31 -0400
    Giuliana Valencia
  • Patience Robbins
    signed 2018-09-08 15:08:33 -0400
  • John Curtis
    signed 2018-09-08 10:44:37 -0400
  • Deborah Sanchez
    signed 2018-09-07 21:17:16 -0400
  • Margaret Flowers
    signed 2018-09-07 13:19:32 -0400
    Signing on as Popular Resistance. If you use names, please use both Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese.
  • Hannah Thorson
    signed 2018-09-07 10:21:55 -0400
  • Jason Biehl
    signed 2018-09-07 09:16:14 -0400
  • Kamishia Lee
    signed 2018-09-07 08:32:22 -0400
    Kamishia C Lee
  • Maryann Dolan
    signed 2018-09-07 08:18:20 -0400
  • Cristina Flores
    signed 2018-09-06 22:44:25 -0400
  • Bianca Palmisano
    signed 2018-09-06 21:36:54 -0400
    Bianca Palmisano
  • Em Morrison
    signed 2018-09-06 21:21:29 -0400
  • Mark Andersen
    signed 2018-09-06 19:59:09 -0400
    Mark Andersen
  • Debby and John Hanrahan
    signed 2018-09-06 18:45:19 -0400
  • Jennifer Bryant
    signed 2018-09-06 18:13:29 -0400
  • Nicole Roussell
    signed 2018-09-06 15:17:38 -0400
  • Kate Coventry
    signed 2018-09-06 15:12:19 -0400
    Kate Coventry
  • Rachel Corn
    signed 2018-09-06 15:08:52 -0400
  • Chelsea Hodgkins
    signed 2018-09-06 15:06:36 -0400
  • Tony Langbehn
    signed 2018-09-06 11:47:08 -0400
  • Ogechi Akalegbere
    signed 2018-09-06 11:40:26 -0400
  • Nancy OByrne
    signed 2018-09-06 11:32:45 -0400
  • Adam stromme
    signed 2018-09-06 11:01:43 -0400
  • Rosemary Mangan
    signed 2018-09-06 11:00:55 -0400
  • Judy Walser
    signed 2018-09-06 10:40:36 -0400
    I realize that the Basilica believes that this is a god sent for their budget but option for the poor is important… Judy walser

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