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Western Regional Advocacy Project

The Power of WE

Paul Boden | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

Why wouldn't our government want the people being governed to be educated, healthy, well-housed and able to freely be in nature? Is it wrong to think that government should want these things for all people?

Fed Up With Housing Policy

Paul Boden | Posted 06.12.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

We can't put our hope in politicians and organizations that attempt to smooth out the edges of terrible legislation while people lose their homes and programs are gutted. In communities across the country, groups are joining hands to build a movement for the human right to housing.

I Ain't No Broken Window

Paul Boden | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Boden

These are the civilized people; they are consumers. They are us. The people these laws are enforced against are not us. They are them.

No Fooling, National Day of Action for the Right to Exist: April 1st

Paul Boden | Posted 03.28.2012 | Impact
Paul Boden

We are building a movement to reclaim our communities for all members: not just those who set the rents. We must make clear the myriad of ways in which our community members are treated as though they are less than human.

At the Crossroads: Time to Decide Whether Housing Is a Human Right or Commodity?

Paul Boden | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

It is time we put an end to the federal government selling off precious publicly owned housing stock and reinvest in people and housing as a human right, not a commodity.

It's Madness: the Incarceration of Disabled Homeless People in the US

Paul Boden | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

The criminal justice system has displaced the mental health system as the main institution for dealing with poor people with psychiatric disabilities in the United States.

Berkeley Merchants Plot a Police Clampdown on Youth

Paul Boden | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

Across the nation, cities are responding to poverty and homelessness not by creating programs to enable people to survive these harsh times, but by persecuting the victims of an economic downturn of historic dimensions.

Less Is More, for the Poor

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

Poor people are never mentioned in political discourse. But this is particularly shameful at a time when HUD's own numbers show a 20% increase of households in dire need.

Something for Nothing: The Selling Off of Public Housing

Paul Boden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Boden

The decision to cut annual appropriations for the Public Housing Capital Fund was neither necessary nor inevitable. As a country, we must stop gambling with people's homes.