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The HUD Hustle

Will you help us stop the hustle hurting the hood?

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HUD rental assistance and Section 8 pays on average:

  • $1,000.00-$1,500.00 a month, for a year. That is $12,000-$18,000 that HUD spends per voucher holder!
  • $12,000-$18,000 a year x 10 yrs equals $120,000-$180,000! This is what HUD spends per voucher for Renting.
  • $12,000-$18,000 x 20 years equals $240,000-$360,000 per voucher for Renting.
  • $12,000-$18,000 x 30 years equals $360,000-$540,000 per voucher for Renting.

We submitted a plan that would take a section 8 voucher holder, and put them in a low risk Homeownership Pilot Program, and have them OWNING in 10- 20 years, depending on the portion of rent they pay.

  • The house can be protected from foreclosure by putting it in a Community Land Trust.

  • The same thing can be applied to multi family HUD units, like the Parkways on Stony Island, and Parkways on King Drive, using a cooperative housing model.

  • Rehabilitation of vacant properties, and development of new ones on vacant lots that require Community Controlled Development, and hiring of those who have lacked labor force participation.

This Pilot Program would reduce blight and crime in our communities, turn renters into community caring homeowners, create small business opportunities, contracts, and jobs for the unemployed and unemployable youth.

sdg-2030-bannerWe have several times, presented this to multiple congressional members on both sides; republicans and democrats, and participated in discussions with HUD and FHFA.

Discussions included multiple private sector financial institutions, and addition, discussed efficient ways to create low credit score and low income loan products.

To make this happen ourselves, all we have to do is organize as a collective on effective policy and programs that serve a purpose for our people.

Will you Help us stop the Hustle that is hurting our Hoods?

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United Nations Arriving in Chicago: Africans Charge Genocide-Encampment Project of Tents

Media Advisory – For Immediate Release                         Contact: Kham Howard

January 23, 2016                                                                   Phone: 773.520.0369

 

As U.N. Arrives in Chicago, Encampment Project of Tents Rises to Welcome Officials

And to Announce that “Africans Charge Genocide” in America

 

Encampment Project Will Be in Place during U.N. Visit

in Solidarity with Projects in All Cities Visited by United Nations

 

What:         With the United Nations fact-finding mission about 24 hours away, The Encampment Project is coming to Chicago, endorsed by the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (N’COBRA).  This campaign is an important step in the direction of the diplomatic encirclement of the U.S. in its genocidal treatment of African people.  Chicagoans of African descent will also testify before the U.N. on this genocidal treatment.

Who:          National Coalition of Blacks for Reparation in America endorses the International People’s Democratic Uhuru Movement’s (InPDUM) Encampment Project.  People of African descent and other organizations from around the country, and around the world, have been invited to set up tents.  

Why:          Almost everyone is aware of the string of murders of African people by the police. Walter Scott in South Carolina, Eric Garner in New York, Sandra Bland in Texas, Freddie Gray in Maryland, Laquan McDonald and Rekia Boyd in Illinois, Oscar Grant III in California, Mike Brown and Cary Ball in Missouri, 7 year old Aiyana Jones in Michigan, 12 year old Tamir Rice in Ohio, and just on Saturday, January 16, 2016, Palm Beach County Florida Sheriff’s deputies murdered a 19 year old African named Henry Thomas Bennett in Belle Glade, Florida.  KilledByPolice.net reports that 3,087 Americans were killed by the police between 2013 and 2015 (in 3 years), many being young Black men.  Tuskegee University’s Records and Research Division reports that 3,446 Negros were lynched between 1882 and 1968 (in 82 years) by the Ku Klux Klan.  Africans Charge Genocide!!!

 

Where:       Chicago State University

9500 South at St. Lawrence 

                    Chicago, Illinois

 

When:        Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 2:30 pm (Photo opportunities) 

 

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Letter to the United Nations on the Plight of Africans in the U.S. (Chicago)

 

We are tired, and it has given us the strength to take back the future that colonialism has stripped from us! We have been abused emotionally, physically, spiritually, and economically since our people were kidnapped by those who participated in the worst holocaust, and slave-trade known to mankind. We are “We the People of African Descent”, and we stand before this contemporary society having just emerged into revolution against institutional, economic, legislative, and judiciary tyranny. Around the globe we are afflicted, whether it be in Kenya, the United Kingdom, or the United States; there has been a monumental action taken against African descendants, and most people of color. Right here in America, whether it be on street corners, in the offices of alderman, at city hall, or even on capitol hill; injustice and genocide can be seen written in blood.

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The economic disparity of African Peoples, as a collective, is greater than that of any other ethnic group to walk the face of this planet. Nationally, we have taken to the streets to demand that this rogue government implement reformation to mitigate the lingering effects caused by slavery, Jim Crow Laws, and historical and contemporary discrimination against our rights as human beings, and contributors to the advancement of this global society. We have filed far too many grievances, that resulted in more grievances due to the apparent injustice that lies at the heart of this country’s justice system. The definition of insanity, is extreme folly or unreasonableness, according to Merriam-Webster. That being said, to continue to repeat the same behavior, with the expectation that you will get a different result, that is the greatest example of insanity. Listen to the despair of a worldwide nation of Africans. Let our voices fall under the authority of physics, by ensuring that our energy doesn’t die when you leave here; give that energy concessions within your heart, and allow it to take life in you. We no longer accept the injustice, and inhumane treatment offered through the United States justice system; we now wage our grievances with the United Nations Working Group Experts on People of African Descent.

The U.N. will be in Chicago on January 24 & 25, 2016 to hear the testimonies of government agencies, non-government organizations, as well as people of African descent. When U.N. Working Group makes their report to the Human Rights Council, the Commission on Human Rights, and to the General Assembly, we require for them to tell of Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Micheal Brown, Trayvon Martin, the United States Government’s murder of Martin Luther King Jr., Laquan McDonald, Quintonio LeGrier, Bettie Jones, Ronald Jackson, and Fred Hampton. Tell them that the United States has worn The Emperor’s New Clothes for over 140 years; slavery was never abolished; it just transcended into an oppression and centralization that would give police a legal excuse to occupy our communities, kill our children, rape our women (in the case of Daniel Holtzclaw), arrest and incarcerate us at higher rates than any other ethnic group, manipulate the music and information that our children receive, engage in medical apartheid on our population, and starve us of economic resources, as well as the rights that are due to all humans.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — The Declaration of Independence

I levy with the United Nations to remove the privilege of the U.S. to serve as a member state for the UNHRC until it prepares and acts on a decisive plan to remedy the effects of slavery and injustice on its own Homefront. Your report needs only to be one sentence: We have to help them now! Signing off, but never offline.

Written by: Eugene ‘Geno’ Stanley

 

United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent:

This group was created as a result of the World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances, which was held in Durban in 2001 (Durban Declaration and Programme of Action).

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In 2008, Human Rights Council resolution 9/14 entrusted the Working Group: (http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Racism/WGAfricanDescent/Pages/WGEPADIndex.aspx)

 

  • To study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent living in the diaspora and, to that end, gather all relevant information from Governments, non-governmental organizations and other relevant sources, including through the holding of public meetings with them;
  • To propose measures to ensure full and effective access to the justice system by people of African descent;
  • To submit recommendations on the design, implementation and enforcement of effective measures to eliminate racial profiling of people of African descent;
  • To make proposals on the elimination of racial discrimination against Africans and people of African descent in all parts of the world;
  • To address all the issues concerning the well-being of Africans and people of African descent contained in the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action;
  • To elaborate short-, medium- and long-term proposals for the elimination of racial discrimination against people of African descent, bearing in mind the need for close collaboration with international and development institutions and the specialized agencies of the United Nations system to promote the human rights of people of African descent through, inter alia, the following activities:
  • Improving the human rights situation of people of African descent by devoting special attention to their needs through, inter alia, the preparation of specific programmes of action;
    (ii) Designing special projects, in collaboration with people of African descent, to support their initiatives at the community level and to facilitate the exchange of information and technical know-how between these populations and experts in these areas;
    (iii) Liaising with financial and developmental institutional and operational programmes and specialized agencies of the United Nations, with a view to contribute to the development programmes intended for people of African descent by allocating additional investments to health systems, education, housing, electricity, drinking water and environmental control measures and promoting equal opportunities in employment, as well as other affirmative or positive measures and strategies within the human rights framework.

 

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Website:
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Special Thanks:

  • Willie ‘JR’ Flemming – Chicago Anti Eviction Campaign
  • Iva Carruthers
  • Pat Hill
  • Vicki Casanova
  • Stan Willis-Groups
  • US Human Rights Network
  • Black Star Project
  • National Black Agenda Consortium
  • NCOBRA – Chicago
  • African Development Plan
  • F.L.Y. Fearless Leading by the Youth
  • Justice Or Else – NOI
  • Paleo-Americans First Inc. & Tepiu-aui-Ra
  • Shakira Brown