What could be more fundamental than the right of every person to a safe and healthy home — whether the place where we sleep each night, or our collective home, our planet?
Housing embodies so many of the problems and solutions that affect us all: affordability, air quality, human rights, carbon emissions & material use, access to transit and public spaces — and material justice for communities who’ve been subject to colonial and racist housing policies for centuries.
We dove into what a Green New Deal for Housing could look like on the Change Everything podcast in conversation with the brilliant Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Daniel Aldana Cohen. And used animation to paint a vision of a better housing future in our 2-minute explainer video voiced by Ted Danson, A Green New Deal for Housing.
When the pandemic struck, we knew that rent relief and housing justice would be crucial to allowing people to shelter in place, and moved to bolster grassroots organizing campaigns by highlighting key demands to relieve, recover and reimagine housing with The People’s Bailout.
We’ve also been inspired by the campaigns for a Homes Guarantee and the push for a Green New Deal for Public Housing in the U.S., as well as the worldwide fight to advance housing as a human right through projects like The Shift.