Homes For All – Pittsburgh is a new group that has formed to work for housing justice and affordable housing on a city-wide basis. THey believe housing is a basic right that everyone deserves, and a livable city is a just city, a place that values all its residents rather than only those in the top economic brackets. As Pittsburgh’s new-found economic growth is rapidly changing the city and pricing long-term residents out of their homes, they demand that city officials be proactive in ensuring that affordable housing continues to be available in all the city’s neighborhoods. They believe that in Pittsburgh, housing justice is deeply intertwined with long-standing racial inequities, and they demand that city officials immediately halt racially unjust policies that are driving African-American residents out of the city. Many city resources now go to developers in the form of subsidies and tax breaks; they believe these public resources should be for public benefit, not just hand-outs to the one percent.
Homes For All – Pittsburgh is an affiliate of the national Homes for All campaign of the Right to the City Alliance.