Keep Families Together – Out of Cages & In Their Homes!Date: Jul 2 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: East Liberty Presbyterian Church (ELPC), 116 South Highland Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Immigrant families face separation constantly, this time thanks to Ben Carson and his Department of Housing and Urban Development. A new proposal would evict mixed-status families from subsidized housing, requiring everyone except senior citizens to prove citizenship. This would mean that if a woman living in subsidized housing has her brother who is applying for asylum temporarily staying with her, both would face eviction unless the brother moved out. Over 100,000 families would face eviction if this rule is put in place.
HUD admits its mixed-status rule will NOT reduce wait lists, but WILL reduce the quality & quantity of housing. This is clearly another attack on immigrants and poor people, and we will let the government know why we will not stand for it.
Join us for a comment party to stand against family separation. Dinner will be served and provided.