NOV 23, 2014–
Housing Our Neighbors was born from the energy of 2013’s National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (NHHAW), as we channeled that event’s momentum into on-going organizing meetings.
2014’s Sleep Out for Housing Justice united renters, homeowners, and people with the experience of homelessness all struggling with housing insecurity. We sponsored a series of events throughout the Baltimore area during the week, to raise awareness about these issues and build our human rights movement. We closed the week with a final night – the Sleep Out for Housing Justice. Highlights from the night included:
- Rally and march through the Inner Harbor
- A shared meal
- Donations of sleeping bags and winter coats
- Music and poetry
- The HON Speak Out
- Poverty-study discussion groups
As the culminating event for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, we brought communities, universities, service providers, and public officials together to learn about the systems that perpetuate poverty.
The event began with a rally in the Inner Harbor, followed by a march of over 100 people through the streets of downtown as we demanded housing for all and an end to failed development!
We spoke-out against housing injustices in front of City Hall and demanded a world where people’s needs come before profit.
Baltimore Sun’s coverage of the event, “Advocates sleep out for housing justice”