What: Silent Vigil, March, and Community Forum about the Need for Affordable Housing
When: January 24 at 5 p.m.
Where: Elizabeth Brown Park, 205 S. 4th Street to Open Doors Cafe, 650 W. Main St., Wytheville, VA
Wytheville, Va. – Virginia Organizing and Hope Inc. will hold a silent vigil, community forum, and march on Tuesday, January 24 at 5 p.m. to call on the General Assembly to address the housing crisis in Virginia. The event will be part of a coordinated network of actions happening across the state organized by the Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy.
Three out of ten households in Virginia pay too much for housing, and the cost for both rent and home ownership have gone up exponentially in recent years. The groups will call on state legislators to allocate critical funding to affordable housing programs like Virginia’s Housing Trust Fund, Housing Stability Fund, and Eviction Reduction Program.
The Wythe County Chapter of Virginia Organizing has met many area families struggling to find affordable housing, and the chapter is building a campaign to address homelessness in the county. The forum will also focus on local solutions to the housing crisis.
For more information, contact Wythe County Organizer Glenda Crockett-Eans at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-389-4227.