Bi’Anncha Andrews

Economic Justice

2018

The Rights of Residents Campaign is a community-based multi-year initiative designed to train and mobilize residents fighting against residential displacement due to exclusionary planning methods imposed by elected officials. This campaign aims to influence the preservation of affordable housing policy, equitable zoning laws, and residential safety codes that govern community development and uplift the role of residential members in the planning stages of new infrastructure. The campaign will conduct a social survey of at-risk and targeted redevelopment areas to reveal intentional government disinvestment that violates the DC Fair Housing Act. The Rights of Residents Campaign will also aim to improve residential attitude towards community involvement, attendance of community meetings to address neighborhood issues, and individual and community efficacy in voting for local leadership by educating them on their rights and the avenues they are able to use to confront injustice