Campaign for Stable Homes: Ossining Emergency Protection Act (ETPA)- CVH Power members and our allies are working tirelessly to enact ETPA in Ossining and using its successful enactment as a springboard to get similar legislation in other towns and villages across Westchester County.
Westchester has been a key battleground in the fight for affordable housing. Amidst this fight for affordable housing in Westchester, its Black and brown low-income, working-and middle-class residents who have been systematically displaced from their homes, soon followed by their churches, cultural institutions, beauty salons, and other community fixtures. Market trends suggest that increasing housing costs are becoming increasingly burdensome for both owners and residents, pricing out working families. As housing costs rise, we risk losing some of the most important and vital members of our community - childcare workers, masons, teacher assistants, home health aides and service technicians- who are the lifeblood of their communities.
This would be New York’s largest expansion of rent stabilization in more than a decade and a seminal point in the fight to protect and expand the affordable housing stock in New York State.
Political Outreach to 5K Black Women- CVH Power believes that in order to advance the type of relationship that we desire between the people and government, we must create new spaces and models of civic engagement.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, CVH Power will survey 5 thousand Black women about political issues that they care about. We will then engage them in round table discussions in the form of sister circles where we will listen to and more deeply explore the ideas and concerns voiced. From these conversations we will move into deeper conversations, delving into power, relationships, and money in politics; cementing the foundation on which we will begin to shape a political agenda that directly address the current policy lapses and promotes dignity.