Monday, June 29, 2020

Community Caravan Will Call for Rent and Mortgage Forgiveness

Posted By on Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:30 PM

Centro del Pueblo, Cooperation Humboldt, North Coast People’s Alliance, the Humboldt and Del Norte Central Labor Council, Buenlucha, the Party for Socialism and Liberation and other community organizations will host caravan through Eureka calling for banks to forgive mortgages for landlords and tenets who can't pay rent due to COVID-19 related unemployment on Wednesday, July 1.

“In May, my landlord increased the rent of the place where I’ve been living for decades. We live in a trailer park in Eureka. I couldn’t pay for electricity in order to complete the rent amount this month. I’m a single mother of four children, I work as a housekeeper, but due to the pandemic, I have no job. We are here to work, we pay taxes, we are thousands in this situation, we need help and rent forgiveness to start over, as a recognition of all the effort and the long hours that we have worked tirelessly in this country,” Rosa said in an open statement for Centro del Pueblo.

According to the release, the caravan — which is inviting bikes, skateboards, and cars — will meet in the parking lot of the Eureka Labor Temple (840 D Street) at 5 p.m. and will start at 5:25 p.m.

The caravan will follow social distancing guidelines and will require participants to wear masks and stay 6 ft apart. 

Read the full press release below.
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