the state

-of eviction by jgrimsrud
Sunday, 17 May 2009, 13:58
Filed under: -of human rights, -of jgrimsrud, -of politik, -of sound, -of upcoming

bill moyers had an interesting profile this may day of steve meacham, a community organizer (¡ah!) from the boston area.  his organization, vida urbana/city life, provide help to residents facing forcosure-related issues (inlcuding free legal council & public demonstrations).

i thought of a neighbor (who i haven’t seen around for weeks) who told me several months ago about the family’s housing crisis–ballooning payments, and only so many hours in the day to work at the chicken plant & other part-time jobs.

as depressing as the reality, the moyers piece is worth a listen, and provides some good advice & ideas for communities.  also reminded me of a song i hadn’t listened to in awhile:

which reminds me, fugazi’s joe lally will be playing the blue nile may 31–the state wouldn’t dare miss it.


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This made me think of an interesting study:

$73,000 salary needed to qualify to buy a Chicago home; renters also squeezed —,0,7319377.story

Points to:

CHP Paycheck to Paycheck

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