Liberty Hill News from the Frontlines
APRIL 2020

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Spring Into Action with Liberty Hill

Welcome to News from the Frontlines, your source for news on Liberty Hill’s critical work during the COVID-19 crisis and the movement for progressive change in Los Angeles. In this issue: 1) Join us for a special Facebook Live event on our fight for a roof over every head, 2) Reclaiming Our Homes takes over state-owned houses amid Coronavirus, 3) Liberty Hill launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Community Organizing.

Voices of the Movement: Housing Justice Now!

Join CEO Shane Murphy Goldsmith For A Live Virtual Event: Voices of the Movement 

Voices of the Movement: Housing Justice Now! is a Facebook Live Stream event that will highlight the current fight for housing justice in the midst of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Liberty Hill supporters will hear from our grantee partners about grassroots efforts to protect tenants as well as a pivotal campaign to reclaim government-owned, vacant homes for people experiencing homelessness.
 
A public link will be provided to RSVPs (Facebook login not required).
 
 
Reclaiming Our Homes Demands Housing for the Most Vulnerable in the Wake of COVID-19

Reclaiming Our Homes Demands Housing for the Most Vulnerable in the Wake of COVID-19

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and a longstanding housing crisis, families are fighting for their right to a safe place to live. 
 
On March 14, Benito Flores, along with Martha Escudero, Ruby Gordillo, and their children moved into vacant homes in El Sereno. Their families have struggled with homelessness and housing instability for years. The empty homes are owned by Caltrans, our state transportation agency that bought the properties years ago for a now abandoned plan to extend the 710 freeway. Over the past few weeks other families have joined the movement, now called Reclaiming Our Homes, and are living in 12 of the estimated 163 vacant properties in the area. 
 
 
COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Community Organizing

Liberty Hill Launches COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund for Community Organizing

This emergency fund is designed to support immediate community needs on the frontlines and fuel emergency advocacy efforts to protect the most vulnerable during this time of unimaginable upheaval due to the COVID-19 crisis.
 
At this critical point in history, we need your support more than ever.
 
 
Action Alerts
In these challenging times, grassroots community organizers are on the frontlines, both supporting their members and also calling on our elected officials to act quickly to meet critical needs and protect vulnerable Angelenos. Click here to view a list of calls to action and how to get involved.

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