Sisters in Diaspora Collective
We are a group of alums and community members fighting for each other and greater justice.
The Sisters in Diaspora Collective was founded by a group of Havenly alums in February of 2021, with the support of Havenly staff. The Collective was created as a space where women could continue supporting one another and build community beyond graduation. More specifically, members decided to prioritize fighting for just and dignified living conditions for our communities.
Today, the group has grown to include friends, neighbors, and fellow community members, remaining a space that is led by and centers immigrant and refugee women.
In New Haven
of residents do not have access to affordable housing
Average resident's shortage in affording a 2-bedroom
people live on the street
Our Current Campaign: American Rescue Plan Funding Should Prioritize Housing
Specific asks in New Haven
We are urging the Board of Alders of New Haven to dedicate $62.5 million out of the total budget of $115 from the American Rescue Plan.
We propose that $50.5 million be used to buy buildings in New Haven and convert them to affordable housing, and $12 million to provide monthly subsidies to 1000 families on the waiting lists for Section 8 and Public Housing for two years. We have submitted our proposal to the Board of Alders and are organizing for it to be heard and seriously considered.
Specific asks in West Haven
We urge the City Council of West Haven to dedicate at least half of their total ARP funding to provide rent relief for periods of 6 months to families that are rent burdened.
In the News
Coalition Of Immigrant Women Presses City For Housing Help Through Pandemic-Relief Aid
Ways to Help
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Stay up to date, day-to-day, with the Collective and its campaign towards housing justice: @havenlycollective
GET IN TOUCH
If you or someone you know would like to participate actively in the Collective, contact email@example.com.