REACH NEWS

Summer 2020 # 2
Will you join us on this pathway?  
We need volunteers in all three aspects of our Mission:

Shelter Volunteers  – 
  • To help plan and run our winter REACH Home – please contact Deb Peiffer debbiejp116@yahoo.com
  • To prepare the building – During August we are especially looking for painters and clean up crews on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday. We are following COVID 19 safety protocols. Please contact John Curran jecurran@rochester.rr.com

Tiny Home Volunteers – 
  • To help with fund raising and publicity – please contact Susan Maxwell susan_mxwll@yahoo.com. For more information about the Tiny Home Village project please click here.

Advocacy Volunteers
  • To help with campaigns that will change the narrative around housing – please contact Peter W. Peters peterwpeters@me.com
Many low-income families face  possible eviction this month  as rent moratoriums and assistance ends. REACH encourages you to be a good neighbor and take action in support of those most at risk :
From the Rochester Housing Justice Alliance  join us on our first action on  Thursday, August 6, at 5:00 p.m.  at the downtown Hall of Justice, 99 Exchange Street.  We will show our support for those who choose to resist when faced with eviction.  RHJA has held two trainings for this kind of resistance that have involved over 100 participants.
From the Upstate Downstate Housing Justice for All  Call/Write your  NYS representatives  to get their support for cancelling rent.  Here are three excellent resources from  HJ4A  to assist you in doing this:
            A briefing sheet on pending legislation for 2020 click here .
            A lobby training in both English and Spanish, click here .
            A tool to phone, email, or tweet your representative, click here .

From the National Low-Income Housing Coalition  Call/Write your  Congressional Representatives  click here .


  • Spend an hour of your time this summer and view Shane Wiegand's presentation on Racist Policy and Resistance in Rochester. Shane is an elementary social studies teacher in Henrietta and his research is driven by the questions his students asked him about the segregated housing of our city.

  • Want to get a real handle on why Black People are angry? View this short UTube by Phil Vischer a white Evangelical Christian and creator of The Veggie Tales.
REACH Advocacy extends a huge thank you to the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester! Our Tiny Home Village project has been highlighted in their latest E-News as a mission worthy of financial support including a link to our informational video, https://tinyhomes.reachadvocacy.org .

Perhaps your church or organization would like to help us raise funds to increase affordable housing options in the Rochester area. For every ten people in our area seeking affordable housing only three units are available. Please consider supporting our goal of “Housing Justice for All.”

Thank you for your interest and support of REACH.
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