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July 11 Berkeley City Hall Section 8/Public Housing Rally
Date Tuesday July 11
Time 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
Where: On The Steps Of The Old City Hall
At 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way., In Berkeley!
Event Type Press Conference
Organizer/AuthorLynda Carson
Emailtenantsrule [at] yahoo.com
Phone510/763-1085
---SAVE BERKELEY'S HOUSING AUTHORITY---

JOIN BERKELEY'S CITIZENS TO SAVE THE BERKELEY HOUSING AUTHORITY & IT'S SECTION 8 & PUBLIC HOUSING PROGRAMS!

Budget cuts are attacking Berkeley's low-income housing programs!

Discussions are taking place putting more than 1,800 families at risk of homeless!

This is not acceptable!

Join us to demand full funding to support and maintain local control of the Berkeley Housing Authority!

Support Public Housing & the Section 8 Program!

When: 6:30 pm on July 11

Where: On The Steps Of The Old City Hall
At 2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way., In Berkeley!

Join us at the Press Conference and Rally to speak out against the attack on Berkeley's low-income housing!

Bring protest signs and your friends to oppose budget cuts that are threatening Berkeley's Public Housing & Section 8 Programs!

Then join us inside for the 7pm CITY COUNCIL MEETING to speak up during the OPEN FORUM in support of the Berkeley Housing Authority!


See below for more details...


We Shall Not Be Moved!

Save Berkeley’s Housing Authority

The Bush Administration’s tax cuts for the filty rich and the
illegal War on Iraq are taking precious resources from the poor, elderly and disabled! It’s the Robin Hood scenario in reverse!

As a result, Berkeley Housing Authority is in a crisis! Two years
ago, HUD cut funding by 13 percent, resulting in estimated shortages of $73,000 in 2004 and $212,000 in 2005. Congress wants to cut an additional 8 percent this year from the BHA’s budget! A disaster to the Section 8 and Public Housing programs!

On June 27, the Berkeley Housing Authority Board voted to
authorize Berkeley’s city manager to negotiate with HUD
over reorganizing the imperiled agency. The options are to
appoint a permanent manager, send the agency into receivership, abolishing it altogether or tucking it into another organization such as the Housing Authority of Alameda County.

The Citizens of Berkeley Demand
Full Funding for The BHA!

We demand full funding to appoint a permanent manager,
and to keep the agency under local control in Berkeley!

We support the Housing Authority’s movement to
earmark $150,000 in general funds for additional staffing!

Handing the agency over to other entities or letting it fall
into receivorship will result in more homelessness! We say NO!

More than 1,800 Berkeley families at risk! More than half
(52%) of all public housing residents are elderly or people with
disabilities in America!

Another 4.7 million seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families with children use Section 8 housing choice vouchers.

Save Berkeley’s Housing Authority!
We Shall Not Be Moved!
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