Interfaith Assembly: March 2019 Campaigns

(INTERFAITH ASSEMBLY) Marc Greenberg, March 4, 2019

Advocacy campaigns and upcoming events – March 4, 2019

The Interfaith Assembly views today’s crisis of homelessness and the shortageof affordable housing through two lenses:

  1. 1-  Through the eyes of those who have experienced the trauma of homelessness and housing instability
  2. 2-  In an effort to determine what public policies are needed to:
  1. Produce sufficient units of housing affordable to homeless and at risk households,
  2. Prevent low-income and at risk tenants from Becoming homeless
  3. Provide support and emergency services to those who are homeless and at risk of

d. Promote income for those who are homeless and at risk, through social service income support

& employment

The Interfaith Assembly is engaged in following public policy advocacy campaigns:

House our Future NY – a campaign to encourage the Mayor to increase his commitment of homeless housing in his 300,000-unit ten-year plan from 15,000 (5%) to 30,000 (10%).

Upcoming event: House our Future NY Town Hall / Organizing Rally
– Thursday March 7 – 4pm to 7 PM, Church of the Village, 13th Street and 7th Avenue

Bring it home – a campaign to increase the reimbursement rates for the 40,000 “mental health housing” units statewide who’s reimbursement rates have lagged drastically behind their operating costs for 3 decades,

Upcoming events: Weekly Rallies in 6 different Cities until the NYS budget is finalized– Tuesdays 11am in Albany,
– Thursdays in NYC, Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo & Long Island to register for the rallies

Home Stability Support, a campaign to establish a statewide rental subsidy to keep people from becoming homeless.

Housing Justice For All – A state-wide coalition effort to establish a comprehensive set of rent regulations including “Universal Rent Control”to extend rent protections to all tenants in residential

Upcoming event: Large City Wide Rally/ Teach-in late March or early April – date and location TBD Building the Beloved Community campaign, an interfaith effort of the Fair Housing Justice Center

(, to address “source of income” housing discrimination in the NYC region.

rentals statewide as part of the renewal of rent laws in June of 2019

For more information on the above or to be added to the Interfaith Assembly’s contact list for future updates contact:

Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, Marc Greenberg Executive Director:, 917-713-0098