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03/2/2021 | Federal Advocacy: Fighting Back & Fighting Forward, Organizing for Housing Justice & A Home to Thrive, Protecting Immigrant Communities

New Reports Released on Immigration and Housing

Last month, the Center for Popular Democracy released three new publications: CPD’s 2021 Federal Housing Agenda, Advancing Universal Representation: A Toolkit for Advocates, Organizers, Legal Service Providers, and Policymakers, and Essential and Excluded: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Immigrant Families.

2021 Federal Housing Agenda
At a time of global health, climate, and housing affordability crises, our country needs a visionary housing policy. We all deserve a stable, affordable place to call home. But as many as 40 million people nationwide face eviction due to inability to pay rent. We must urgently create a more just and sustainable housing system.
Download our 2021 Federal Housing Agenda to learn more.

Advancing Universal Representation Toolkit
The movement for universal representation—the idea that every immigrant facing detention and deportation should have the right to a publicly funded lawyer if they cannot afford one—continues to gain significant momentum. As a result of local and state campaigns, more than 40 jurisdictions across the country now fund deportation defense programs. With the growing injustices and instability that federal immigration enforcement and the spread of COVID-19 have brought to communities, local and state public investment in deportation defense is needed now more than ever.
Download our Advancing Universal Representation toolkit now to learn more.

Essential and Excluded: How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Impacting Immigrant Families
Organizers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Nevada, and North Carolina had in-depth conversations with over 900 primarily Latinx immigrants—including nearly 400 undocumented community members. While capturing different moments of the pandemic, important issues facing immigrant communities were surfaced across the surveys.
Download the brief to learn more.