The United Front Against Displacement

The United Front Against Displacement is an anti-gentrification organization.

Read our Points of Unity.

Urban Core is our national publication, featuring regular contributions from cities across the country.

The UFAD has chapters in the Bay Area, Boston, and New York City. To get involved with the UFAD or learn more, contact us on social media @theufad or below:

Bay Area

Call/text: 510-815-9978
Email: wewontgo@riseup.net

In the Bay Area tenants are organizing in public housing in Oakland and San Francisco. In both cities, tenants are organizing against longterm intentional neglect by the San Francisco and Oakland Housing Authorities. In San Francisco, residents of Sunnydale and Potrero Hill, the last two remaining public housing developments in the city, are organizing against the city’s HOPE SF redevelopment plan and developers Mercy Housing, Related California, and BRIDGE Housing.

Boston

Call/text: 617-858-6604
Email: wewontgoboston@riseup.net

New York City

Call/text: 646-780-9657
Email: nogonyc@riseup.net

NYC Housing Struggle is where we share documents and information from NYC, including material put together with The People of Harlem River.

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As the struggle against gentrification has spread across NYC and the country our printing demands have grown. Now Urban Core has become a national publication. We are distributing it across the country, and across New York. Local businesses have made donations to help with printing costs and stock the publication in their stores. The publication is now even carried in some news stands. 

At the same time, the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) and HUD are preparing for another push carry out a wholesale privatization of public housing in NYC. Last year we were able to stall their efforts, but they are drafting plans to push privatization legislation through in early 2022. We have already gotten word from tenants at projects like Rangel Houses in Harlem, that privatization fliers are being posted around their developments.

In the face of this resumed onslaught of privatization, we are expanding our outreach and organizing efforts across the city. However, in order to this we need a better printer, capable of handling the growing printing volume for Urban Core, fliers, factsheets, and other materials. In the last month we have had two printers fail on us. First our HP printer stopped printing in the middle of the page, then our Brother printer caught on fire, due to high print volumes. So we are starting this GoFundMe to raise money to buy a high-volume office printer that we need.


This is a letter decrying one of the crimes of the 21st century; the nationwide project by Congress, HUD, big banks, and developers to privatize public housing. For decades Congress has cut funding to public housing developments across the country. This is part of a long history of neglect of public housing, which has led to deteriorating and dangerous conditions for tenants. Mold, asbestos, lead paint, water damage, broken windows, rodent infestations, lack of heat, and other unlivable conditions are all a daily reality for tenants in public housing projects across the country. In addition to this lack of respect or concern for peoples’ health, tenants are regularly subjected to rude, derogatory, and discriminatory treatment for raising these concerns to managers and local housing authorities.

Now after all these years of letting the projects rot and forcing people to live in deplorable conditions, HUD is giving away all the projects to wealthy developers and the big banks. These predatory interests aim to make billions off of this transfer of wealth and land, all at the expense of the millions of people currently living in public housing. Instead of using funding for much needed repairs of public housing, HUD’s budget is now being used to subsidize these privatization projects, which almost always include the construction of new luxury units and the displacement of the vast majority of current project residents.

Esta es una carta denunciando uno de los grandes crímenes del siglo XXI; el proyecto nacional del Congreso, HUD, los grandes bancos y las inmobiliarias para privatizar la vivienda pública. Durante décadas, el Congreso ha recortado los fondos para desarrollos de viviendas públicas en todo el país. Esto es parte de una larga historia de abandono de la vivienda pública, que ha provocado su deterioro y condiciones peligrosas para los inquilinos. El moho, el asbesto, la pintura con plomo, los daños causados ​​por goteras de agua, las ventanas rotas, las plagas de roedores, la falta de calefacción y otras condiciones no habitables son una realidad diaria para muchos inquilinos de los proyectos de vivienda pública en todo el país. Además de esta falta de respeto y de preocupación por la salud de las personas, los inquilinos son sometidos regularmente a un trato grosero, despectivo y discriminatorio por plantear estas preocupaciones a los administradores y las autoridades locales de vivienda.

Ahora, después de todos estos años de dejar que los proyectos se pudran y de obligar a la gente a vivir en condiciones deplorables, HUD está regalando todos los proyectos a desarrolladores adinerados y a los grandes bancos. Estos intereses depredadores apuntan a ganar miles de millones con esta transferencia de riqueza y tierra, todo a expensas de los millones de personas que actualmente viven en viviendas públicas. En lugar de utilizar fondos para reparaciones muy necesarias de viviendas públicas, el presupuesto de HUD se está utilizando ahora para subsidiar estos proyectos de privatización, que casi siempre incluyen la construcción de nuevas unidades de lujo y el desplazamiento de la gran mayoría de los residentes actuales del proyecto.


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CONTACT THE UFAD:
Social media: @theufad

BAY AREA

Call/text: 510-815-9978
Email: wewontgo@riseup.net

BOSTON

Call/text: 617-858-6604
Email: wewontgoboston@riseup.net

NYC

Call/text: 646-780-9657
Email: nogonyc@riseup.net