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In 2019 GREAT began hosting community discussions and events about housing and development in Germantown. That work generated many relationships, connections, collective learning, analysis, and a strong foundation to build on. This year marks a shift toward a stronger action / community-organizing approach.

Our Info & Action-Planning Meeting on June 5th is a call for Germantown folks who want to get more involved, to get started with us.

The format of the event will be very interactive. GREAT / Housing Committee folks will share information about current and upcoming projects, and we will break into small groups to start working on some of these projects. (see diagram below)

Our hope is that this event will help build our core team, to continue working with.

 

*** Please sign up by May 29th ***

REGISTRATION LINK:

GREAT-housing-action.eventbrite.com

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Learn more about past efforts using the drop-down menu for this page.

 

A committee meets to come up with ways to address housing, displacement, and gentrification. We've hosted a Gentrification and Displacement Teach-In, a Tangled Title Clinic, and discussions about ways the community can prevent displacement.

 

The committee meets fairly regularly and is open to new members. No experience in organizing or housing work is required! But any of these skills are helpful:

- long history of lived experience in Germantown

- talking to people

- ability to share personal experience with housing challenges,

- awareness of bias against renters,

- distributing information by foot,

- sharing info on social media,

- problem-solving and thinking creatively,

- bringing different people’s ideas together,

- knowledge of development in Germantown,

- or connecting neighbors to resources and info.

 

We also run learning circles so that we can learn collectively, analyze problems, and build a strategy.

In February 2022, Webb and Lindsay from the Housing Committee were interviewed on the Info Hub Radio Hour to discuss the learning circle. Listen in here.

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