Broken promises and mismanagement leading up to Field eviction

Inadequate shelter In an e-mail to city council members, Scott Lindsay, Mayor Ed Murray’s (unelected) public safety advisor made two promises: UGM has capacity to offer shelter beds to all of the approximately 50 people residing at the encampment, and the City is working with other shelter and service providers to make alternative shelter available. … [Read more…]

Solidarity from Brussels Housing Project

A group from Brussels, 123 Logements (“Housing” www.123rueroyale.be) has sent solidarity snail mail to residents of the Field of Dreams. The group legally occupies vacant buildings to create mixed housing communities of formerly-homeless individuals and allies. This year, 123 Logements is celebrating its 10th year of occupying a 7-story tower in Brussels. The group is … [Read more…]