With the continuation of the global health crisis known as COVID-19, our work as organizers building a world where everyone has a safe, affordable place to call home has become even more crucial and urgent. You can’t “stay home” or “socially distance” yourself if you don’t have a stable home to practice these health and safety measures. Though this moment brings up fear and can feel overwhelming, we’ve been here before. We are resilient, and we are strong, when we work together. From sharing resources, to recruiting your community – we can rise together. Stay safe and stay strong!
The Resident Action Project is a statewide network in Washington led by people who have experienced housing injustice. Together, we are building power to change state policy through storytelling, organizing, and civic action.
Our aim is to build a statewide network of people who are directly impacted by housing and homelessness issues who are leading the charge for social change. These issues do not exist in a vacuum. We know that too many of the people with lived experience are people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, and single parent families, and housing is one part of a larger system of oppression that we hope to address in our organizing work.
By becoming a Resident Action Project friend and member, you will gain organizing, advocacy, and policy skills. We are connected to the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, where we have access to the resources we need to bring about justice to all Washington-ians. We welcome anyone with a lived experience and non-profit staff!
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Written by Ly Huynh, MSW intern On February 24, 2020 the new ruling of public charge went into effect. The rule impacts people who are seeking green cards, the legal document that allows a person to become a Lawful Permanent Resident. People are considered a public charge when they use “too many” public benefits and are… Continue reading “Public Charge” is not just anti-immigrant, it’s anti-family
By Emily Strange With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more apparent than ever how important government policies are. And, bigger still, how important those policymakers are. In a few months, citizens of this nation will either choose a new president or re-elect the current one. At the same time, us Washingtonians will be voting for federal and state… Continue reading Register to Vote Early & Be Prepared this Important Election Year
During COVID, I’ve witnessed a lot that has reminded me of difficult situations from my past. Despite this, it has been easy for me to let my mental health fall by the wayside. Sometimes, this happens because I’m needing to just get through my day. In other cases, this is due to a belief that what I’m experiencing isn’t traumatic enough to warrant a serious look… Continue reading Let’s Face It… It’s Overwhelming