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Rochester Housing Justice Alliance Press Conference
October 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm EDT
People ARE still getting evicted during a pandemic! Come join us in the fight to demand long term solutions for tenants, extend the eviction moratorium to protect our neighbors from being displaced, and guaranteeing heat & electricity for all as winter approaches. The extension of the Tenant Safe Harbor Act to January 1, 2021, does not prevent unjust evictions. We know of at least 4 Rochester residents that will face eviction as soon as October 16th. Thousands more are also still at risk of eviction and are being forced to add fighting an undeserved court battle to their hardships due to the pandemic. As many as 62, 684 could also face utility shut-offs after October 4th. This is unacceptable. We deserve stability in the midst of a public health crisis. Come out to show community support for our demands, and hear from local leaders about how current protections are inadequate, and how you can be involved in community eviction blockades and utility shut-off defense to make sure that housing, heat, and electricity are guaranteed for all during a public health emergency! We are meeting at 99 Exchange Blvd at 5 PM. Bring a friend and wear a mask!