Speak out to #KeepFamiliesTogether
Use this action toolkit to make your voice heard to keep families together in federally-funded public housing.
On May 10, 2019, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a proposed rule that would prohibit “mixed-status” families from living in public housing and Section 8 programs. Mixed-status families are households that include both members who are eligible and ineligible for housing assistance based on their immigration status. HUD’s proposed rule would force families of mixed immigration status to break up to receive housing assistance, to forego the assistance altogether, or face termination from the programs.
Organizing for Health, Equity, and Justice — APHA TV Video
Thank you to APHA TV for working with us to produce this video! If you haven’t yet, join Public Health Awakened to get updates and opportunities to participate in a movement for health, equity, and justice within public health.
Organizations, projects, and actions highlighted in the video include:
- Alameda County Public Health Department
- End Police Violence
- Families Belong Together
- Family Unity, Family Health Rio Grande Valley Research
- Right to the City Alliance
Stay active, stay loud
It’s critical that we use our voice and expertise as public health professionals to resist the administration’s harmful policies. Use the information and talking points from the Public Health Awakened resources to call or visit your legislators about specific issues.