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Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights

Website:

web.archive.org/web/20120119034738/http:/restorehousingrights.org/about-us/mission/

Type:

Collective of Housing Policy Organizations

Status:

Defunct

The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights was a coalition of left-of-center organizations that sought to increase welfare spending in the housing market and advance race-focused housing policies. [1] As of December 2022, it is defunct.

Lobbying

In 2011, the Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights advocated for a national moratorium on evictions in response to changes in the housing market, sending a letter to Congress urging that any such moratorium should not only apply to government-subsidized housing but also require homeowners in the private sector to abstain from engaging in legal eviction actions. [2]

Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights advocated for the elimination of the mortgage interest deduction from personal income tax and using additional tax dollars to expand Section 8 public housing. [3] In addition to seeking to increase welfare spending in the housing market, [4] The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights advocated for local anti-eviction policies, and successfully won an anti-eviction campaign in Cook County, Illinois. [5]

Steering Committee

The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights operated through a steering committee comprised of the Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), Mayday New Orleans, Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign, Northeastern Pennsylvania Organizing Center, and Picture the Homeless – New York City. [6]

References

  1. “Mission-The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights” WayBackTimeMachine. January 19, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20120119034738/http://restorehousingrights.org/about-us/mission/ ^
  2. “Letter to Congress – National Moratorium on Economically-Motivated Evictions”  The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights.  https://www.habitants.org/content/download/124013/1550506/file/Sign%20National%20Moratorium%20on%20Economically-Motivated%20Evictions%20by%20January%2026%202011.pdf ^
  3. “National Housing Working Group- The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights” WayBackTimeMachine. January 20, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2022.    https://web.archive.org/web/20120120020335/http://restorehousingrights.org/our-work/social-housing/ ^
  4. “National Housing Working Group- The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights” WayBackTimeMachine. January 20, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2022.    https://web.archive.org/web/20120120020335/http://restorehousingrights.org/our-work/social-housing/ ^
  5. “Housing, Not Evictions or Warehousing Work Group- The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights” WayBackTimeMachine. January 20, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2022.  https://web.archive.org/web/20120120020320/http://restorehousingrights.org/our-work/housing-not-evictions-or-warehousing/ ^
  6. “Steering Committee Members- The Campaign to Restore National Housing Rights” WayBackTimeMachine. January 20, 2012. Accessed November 22, 2022. https://web.archive.org/web/20120120015752/http://restorehousingrights.org/campaign-information/campaign-members/ ^
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