July 31, 2016 All Day
Faith in the City
In response to Jesus’s call to bring liberty to the captives and let the oppressed go free, churches across Baltimore are participating in “Housing For All” Sunday this July 31st and August 7th. The trickle down, private development that has been the status quo in Baltimore for decades has increased poverty, gentrification and homelessness across the city. To ensure that all Baltimoreans have truly affordably housing, community-driven alternatives are needed.
The Housing for All Baltimore Coalition is collecting 10,000 signatures to ensure that the creation of a housing trust fund is on the ballot for the November general election. This trust fund would receive on-going public funding for permanently affordable housing in Baltimore. It is part of a 20/20 vision for fair development in Baltimore. This vision calls annually for $20 million in public funds for demolition of vacants and greening, and $20 million in public funds for community-driven housing development, such as community land trusts.
Will you add your voice to the multitude committed to fair and affordable housing in Baltimore? Add your signature, as a registered voter in Baltimore City, to the petition after your Sunday service on July 31st.
To add your church, email Jamye Wooten @ firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, visit http://housingforallbaltimore.org/.
Amazing Grace Evangelical Lutheran ChurchBrown Memorial Park Avenue Presbyterian ChurchChurch of the Guardian AngelChurch on the SquareCorpus Christi ParishEmpowerment TempleFaith Presbyterian ChurchFirst Unitarian ChurchGospel Tabernacle Baptist ChurchGreater Paradise Christian CenterGwynn Oak United Methodist ChurchKoinonia Baptist ChurchLight Street Presbyterian ChurchMemorial Episcopal ChurchMetropolitan United Methodist ChurchMiracle City ChurchMost Precious Blood Roman Catholic ChurchMount Lebanon Baptist ChurchNew David Baptist Church of ChristNew Harvest MinistriesNew Mount Zion Baptist ChurchNew Saint Mark Baptist ChurchNew Waverly United Methodist ChurchOld Otterbein United Methodist ChurchThe Open Church of MarylandPennsylvania Avenue AME Zion ChurchPerkins Square Baptist ChurchPleasant Grove Baptist ChurchPleasant Hope Baptist ChurchSt. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic ChurchSt. Bernadine ChurchSt. Dominic’s Roman Catholic ChurchSt. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic ChurchSt. Ignatius Roman Catholic ChurchSt. John’s United Methodist ChurchSt. Matthew Catholic ChurchSt. Vincent de Paul ChurchTrue Redemption Ministries International ChurchUnion Baptist ChurchZion Baptist Church