In conjunction with the National Housing Week of Action called “Our Homes, Our Voices” July 22-29, under the National Coalition for the Homeless, H.O.P.E. is having a rally at City Hall on July 25 at 3:15 p.m. We demand that Congress lift the low spending caps required by the Budget Control Act equally for defense and non-defense programs and ensure the highest level of funding possible for afforadable housing.
Locally H.O.P.E demands a FREE, accessible, city run shelter for people experiencing homelessness; inclusive of marginalized groups such as single women, single men, LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. We beleive that access to safe, affordable shelter is a human right. We call on the city of Memphis to enact an ordinance for minimum standards for all shelters including transparency and accountability to the consumer, ADA compliance, new standards for sexual misconduct by staff, standards for staff training and ethics and the creation of an oversight board within the executive branch made up of those currently and formerly unsheltered which will provide oversight into allegations of misconduct within shelters.
Come join us for the rally and support our citizens!