The creation of a Community Land Trust that will adequately address the needs of inner-city Miami residents affected by the symptoms of gentrification (slumlords, rising rents, lack of community control), and that is shaped, developed and implemented by those same residents.
The Smash the Slumlords campaign has been very succesful so far, and it's all because of the support from people like you!
We are closer than we have ever been to creating permanent affordable housing for slumlord affected residents, giving them the tools they need to become empowered, defeat gentrification and escape poverty!
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Take a look at what the residents of Liberty City have to go through every day. We need affordable housing NOW!
The full board of SMASH in front of slumlord Abraham Vaknin's Property
Meeting at the 6040 Building
Meeting in Overtown
SMASH at Chalktacular 2015
This plan is designed to meet the immediate needs of residents in Miami, FL living in slum housing in the
most cost and time effective way possible. It calls for residents to be temporarily rehoused in purposebuilt
transitional “sanctuaries” until their new permanent affordable dwellings are made available. The
permanent dwellings would mostly be created by reclaiming the property owned by slumlords through
legal means. It will be accomplished in 3 phases.
Affordable Housing Cooperative Pilot Program
Assemble a task-force of volunteers from the affected community and place them in a cooperative housing program dedicated to developing a temporary sanctuary for slumlord affected residents and permanent affordable housing.
Liberty City Committee on Slum and Gentrification
Dedicated to creating a multi-agency and resident collaboration that will address the affordable housing needs of Liberty City Residents.
Expedited Housing Project Pilot Program
An eco-friendly 3 unit building with affordable and LGBTQ Transitional Housing Programs mixed with market rate rentals on a Community Lands Trust in Liberty City.