Why not try real solutions?
Spokane could just decide to love its community more. Everyone wants less crime, but leaning on police to do all the work just creates more prisoners. We need to actually invest in our community; in each other.
At its core, housing reform is about rethinking and restructuring the way that we approach housing in the United States. This means addressing the underlying causes of housing inequality, reducing the reliance on market-based solutions, and ensuring that housing policies and practices are fair and equitable for all.
Housing inequality disproportionately impacts communities of color, and systemic racism is deeply embedded in every aspect of the housing system. The work is centered on dismantling this racism and creating a more just and equitable housing system.
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Tenants Union of Washington State is a strong supporter of the Platform for Change and is working diligently for housing protections across Washington state. Please take action now to let City Council you want to continue dismantling the systemic racism that causes disparity for communities of color in Spokane. Tenants are the diversity that make Spokane great and the workers who will bring this economy back and drive our economic future. They deserve to know that when they pay rent and abide by the rules they will not be forced to move or be evicted.