Posted on November 3, 2017
Residents across Baltimore are working everyday to create community driven development without displacement. The call for the 20/20 Vision - a concrete program for action to address our City's vacant housing crisis, our need for good jobs and permanently affordable housing, and our deep desire for dignity in decision making - is growing louder. Evidence for this is clear as more than 20,000 residents petitioned Mayor Pugh to fund 20/20 in the budget this year. Meanwhile, residents in Curtis Bay have raised nearly $30,000 and counting in a grassroots crowdfunding campaign to secure the first Community Land Trust home
- thanks to each and every one of you!
As all this hard work continues day in and day out, the question remains - given the sheer scale of the challenge, what does this crisis require from us?
Today, we bring you James Alston, a community leader in Westport ( a community just a few miles from Curtis Bay) who reflects on this question and shares the promise he sees in the way we are building a solution from the ground up. Listen to James https://vimeo.com/241181568 and then we ask for your support in 2 concrete ways: #1 ACT! Join us on Wed Nov 8th 11am at City Hall to deliver over 20,000 petitions along with our demand that the 20/20 vision gets funded this year! http://www.unitedworkers.org/budgetkickoff
#2 DONATE and Spread the word! Support the effort in Curtis Bay to secure our very first community land trust home! https://www.youcaring.com/unitedworkers-919958
s always, thank you so much for your incredible support and belief in our work to act on our positive vision for our community and our City.
-The Curtis Bay CLT team