Housing Is A Human Right

Almost a year after Occupy Rochester fell apart, we’re at it again! Marching to City Hall to address the problems with housing in this city, and let them know how defective of an institution it is. Did you know that Rochester has more abandoned, foreclosed or simply unoccupied houses, than it has ever had homeless people? What about that Rochester has slum lords, and the city does nothing about it, even though they hold onto abandoned and underutilized properties as investment, evict rent-paying tenants, and try to sell the houses for a profit? Or that it is illegal in parts of the city, and most of the county suburbs, to grow anything other than grass as a front lawn? Taking back our city will take far more than a protest, or an election, but we can at least begin to move in the right direction!

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