For Immediate Release:
Contact: tiny gray-garcia or Muteado Silencio- (510-) 435-7500 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Homefulness is HEALing..
Houseless Leaders Propose an innovative Rent-Free Housing/ Healing Model for
one of San Francisco's Vacant Office Buildings.
What: Rally for Homefulness Healing Proposal for SF
When: 10:30am Tuesday, November 7th
Where: San Francisco City Hall steps
"We have our own solutions, please listen to them," said Aunti Frances Moore, formerly houseless co-founder of Homefulness- a homeless peoples solution to homelessness that was dreamed, visioned, worked on and manifested by low and no-income families , youth and elders of the Bay Area and now houses 15 formerly houseless families and elders in Oakland.
On November 7th Houseless and formerly houseless San Franciscans, along with advocates and allies will present a proposal to the City of San Francisco to transform one of the thousands of vacant office buildings in Downtown SF to a Homefulness Project, an arts, education and healing model to house and heal houseless residents of SF. This project would be modeled after the innovative, homeless peoples -led and visioned model currently housing 15 formerly houseless youth, adults & elders in Oakland.
"Thousands of buildings stand vacant while thousands of us houseless San Franciscan residents continue to be swept like we are trash, face ongoing harassment, incarceration or death. This is an opportunity of hope and life for San Francisco." said tiny gray-garcia, formerly houseless/incarcerated Poet, co-founder of POOR Magazine, visionary of Homefulness and author of Criminal of Poverty Growing up Homeless in America and many more.
Houseless and formerly houseless residents and poverty skolaz of San Francisco from the Coalition on Homelessness, POOR Magazine/Prensa POBRE, Western Regional Advocacy Project and other communities will offer their poverty scholarship on homelessness and the importance of Homefulness as a real solutio, in addition to advocates and allies..
“To meaningfully address our city’s homelessness crisis, we need to listen to people with lived experience, the advocates who have successfully piloted people-first models across the Bay Area,” said San Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston. “That’s why I’m proud to stand with Homefulness activists and to support efforts to bring this program to San Francisco.”
Press conference and rally co-sponsored by The Coalition on Homelessness, Idriss Stelley Foundation, Anti-PoLice Terror Project, The Western Regional Advocacy Project (WRAP) Krip Hop Nation, San Francisco Bay View Newspaper, Race and Equity in All Planning coalition in SF (REP-SF). and more to come