ATTEND THE CVA ORGANIZING MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 12TH, 6:30PM AT MACK ALIVE (3746 FISCHER)
This settlement proves what we have known all along – that the City has the power to do more to combat the housing crisis in Detroit. It also makes clear that if we organize ourselves and fight that we can force the City to do right the right thing. If we are going to win more, than means being more organized and fighting for more.
Since 2013, The City of Detroit has given over $410 million in tax abatements to developers (averaging $3.7 million per project). Instead of giving this money to rich developers the City should be prioritizing their resources to help long-term, poor, and working-class residents stay in their homes.
This settlement is possible because of the work of progressive organizations in Detroit standing up to the City. CVA’s organizing for equitable development and affordable housing should be seen as part of the organizing taking place all across the City that made this settlement possible. It may be hard to feel it at times, but our actions really do have an impact!
We need to keep the fight against racist displacement and resegregation moving forward. This means putting more pressure on developers to enter into a community benefits agreement with the us, building a united movement in Detroit, and forcing the City to act in the interest of its residents, and not rich developers. Please attend CVA’s Organizing Meeting Thursday, July 12 at 6:30pm at Mack Alive (3746 Fischer) and help us get organized so that we can win what our communities need and deserve.