Homeless activists stand in solidarity with the community and demand free shelter for all!
In conjunction with the National Housing Week of Action, members of Homeless Organizaing for Power and Equality (H.O.P.E.) and allies held a rally on Tuesday, July 25 from 3:15-3:30 p.m. outside City Hall to call on our Mayor and City Council to address the unconscionable lack of housing and free, accesible shelter for women, men, pregant persons, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities. Attendees were encouraged to come inside for the City Council meeting at 3:30 and stay to pull comment cards.To quote myself , “Memphis is the only city its size without a free ,public,year-round shelter that is inclusive and accesible to all. Memphis can be a city of opportunity , but only if we make sure there are options for our most vulnerable.”
We had some great responses and thanks to those that spoke. H.O.P.E. will continue to fight for a free shelter until we get what we want.