Building a Housing Justice Movement
— 250 Strong Showed Up for Housing Justice in Western Massachusetts
On Friday May 12th, Leigh Davis, Construct’s Communications and Community Engagement Director, joined 250 Western Massachusetts community members to focus on ending homelessness and housing insecurity in our region.
The event, at Holyoke Community College, was attended by senators, representatives, legislators and mayors, as well as “dozens and dozens of Network partners who showed up to feel the power of our community and to demonstrate that we are building a housing justice movement that will make the change happen.”
Participants discussed the subject of homelessness in the region. They learned about real solutions to the issue and were inspired by all of the attendees “who know what it means to live and do this work for housing justice.”
Leigh Davis said, “Convening with so many like-minded partners in the housing justice movement and hearing words of commitment from many of our state and local officials was inspirational, deepening Construct’s role in housing advocacy and providing us with a critical seat at the table.”