By Sophia Wright on March 16, 2017
For the past two years, the Behind the Walls Committee at Direct Action for Rights and Equality (DARE) has led a campaign to provide fair access to public housing for people with criminal records and their families.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Featured, Housing, Photos, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Video | Tagged Behind the Walls Committee, BTW, DARE, Dexter Manor, direct action for rights and equality, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, Manton Heights, PHA, Providence Housing Authority | Leave a response
By Sophia Wright on March 1, 2017
Around 8am an unknown volunteer from the community entered the building and hung an approximately 20 foot banner from the fifth floor.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Housing, Inequality, Photos, Providence | Tagged #cut50, Behind the Walls Committee, BTW, DARE, Day of Empathy, direct action for rights and equality, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, PHA, Providence Housing Authority | 2 Responses
By sophia@DARE on February 16, 2017
Current PHA (Providence Housing Authority) policy denies most formerly incarcerated people their right to safe and stable housing, as well as preventing them from reuniting with their families and reintegrating into society.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Health Care, Homelessness, News, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island | Tagged Behind the Walls Committee, BTW, DARE, direct action for rights and equality, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, PHA, Providence Housing Authority | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 13, 2017
The RI congressional delegation, including Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Representatives James Langevin and David Cicilline in the ‘hot seat’ for about 90 minutes of questions from sometimes angry and confrontational constituents.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Climate, Congress, Corporate Greed, East Providence, Events, Featured, Housing, Immigration, Inequality, Infrastructure, International News, Minimum Wage, National News, Photos, Politics, Video | Tagged 1996 Congressional Review Act, aca, Affordable Care Act, Ben Carson, burrillville, Chris Murphy, Citizens United, Dan Coats, David Cicilline, Deborah Lennon, Democratic Socialists of America, Dick Blumenthal, donald trump, East Providence High School, Georgia Hollister-Isman, HUD, Indivisible RI, jack reed, James Kennedy, James Langevin, Jamestown Sanctuary, Jametown Town Council, Jane Tucker, Jeff Sessions, Linda McMahon, Merrick Garland, Neil Gorsuch, obamacare, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Town Hall, Roland Gauvin, Samuel Bell, Sheldon Whitehouse, Small Business Administration, Steven Fischbach, Transport Providence, Unity Government, Working Families Party of RI | 2 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on December 9, 2016
Ron Doyle was denied housing when his wife passed away and he became the primary name on the housing application. Doyle is a father of three. His last conviction was in 1991, a quarter of a century ago.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Housing, Race & Racism | Tagged Behind the Walls Committee, BTW, DARE, Deborah Wray, direct action for rights and equality, Housing and Urban Development, HUD, John Prince, PHA, Providence Housing Authority, Ron Doyle, Sophia Wright | 1 Response
By Bob Plain on December 4, 2014
In a Nov. 17 piece in the Providence Journal, Gary Morse, an anti-affordable housing advocate who lives in Barrington, laid out his reasoning for opposing the RhodeMapRI plan. “Strip away all the happy talk about walking communities and bike paths, and what RhodeMap RI is really all about is HUD’s demand that low-income housing, particularly […]
By Bruce Reilly on April 30, 2013
I first encountered this public housing issue over a decade ago while living in Rhode Island, first in prison, then as a member of DARE. When I began inquiring about the precise rules regarding criminal convictions being a barrier to entry, and a cause for eviction, I got only a few vague answers. I even […]
By Tom Sgouros on February 13, 2012
Striking a vital blow against accountability, Attorney General Peter Kilmartin endorsed the “50-state” settlement on foreclosure fraud yesterday, led by the Iowa Attorney General, Tom Miller. The settlement essentially allows banks to skip away from the crimes they committed in the course of foreclosing on a few million people’s houses. To recap: this settlement has […]