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05/3/2019 | Advocating for Housing Justice

MHAction Leadership Teams in Action

Local leadership teams of residents of manufactured home communities (historically known as trailer parks) are building an inspiring movement to ensure that all families have access to decent, affordable housing in healthy communities. As manufactured home communities are being gobbled up by greedy, predatory investors for huge profits, MHAction leadership teams are working with allied tenants’ groups and organizations across the country to push for increased protections, such as rent control and good cause eviction.

For several years, MHAction community leaders from Illinois have been working closely with city and suburban housing justice organizations, like the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), another CPD affiliate, to lift the statewide preemption ban on rent control. MHAction leaders have been hosting community forums, activating their neighbors on social media and at their doors, and participating in direct actions on corporate owners to highlight the need for rent control protections. Illinois’ statewide collaboration, the Lift the Ban coalition, has been engaging key decision makers across the state and building a sense of solidarity between residents of manufactured home communities and renters. MHAction leaders recently held meetings in Springfield, IL with key decision makers on this important issue.

This May, MHAction leadership teams will be coming together for a national leadership retreat. MHAction leaders from seven states will engage in trainings and actions to develop their narrative and political analysis skills using a gender, racial, and class justice lens. Together, they will build and strengthen vibrant, energetic, purpose-driven leadership teams to carry out MHAction’s 2019 organizational work plan. In order to pull off this gathering, MHAction leaders need your financial support! Please donate to MHAction to make their May gathering a reality and support the work of MHAction’s leadership teams. Make a donation today!