We can’t wait another day
Everyone is entitled to safe and secure housing. And not only during a pandemic.
When San Franciscans voted yes on Prop C: Our City Our Home, we were promised 4,000 units for homeless people and families. If Mayor Breed won’t honor that promise, it is up to us to open those homes ourselves!
We can’t wait another day.
There are more empty houses than homeless people in San Francisco.
San Francisco, CA – On May 1st two homeless women moved into an investment property that sat vacant for years and turned it into a home. But police forced Couper Orona and Jess Gonzalez to leave their new home just hours after they moved in, despite an outpouring of support from community members and some of their new neighbors.
Couper Orona, one of the women forced to leave, stated:
“Whether you live in a house or you live in the streets, we’re all San Francisco residents. I want our city leaders to pay attention. We’re people. We’re human. We need homes. We need a safe and stable place to be so we can feel like we belong again in our city. I love my city and I want my city to be the best. And I want my city to thrive. But you gotta have heart and guts. And that’s what we need our mayor to do. London Breed, get some guts, get your sh*t together.”
WHO WE ARE
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We are a group of housed and unhoused community members who are tired of waiting for the city to address the very immediate need for housing.
Inspired by the brave actions taken by Moms 4 Housing in Oakland, Reclaim LA in Los Angeles, and many others, we have decided to move into units that have sat vacant for years.
Couper is known around San Francisco as “The Street Medic” because she bikes around helping people treat wounds and training folks to use Narcan. Couper became homeless ten years ago when she was injured working as a firefighter.
Couper is tired of worrying if the RV she lives in will be targeted and towed, and tired of living without access to a shower or a kitchen.
Our lives are more valuable than their profits. Couper, like all San Franciscans, deserves to be in safe and permanent housing. We can’t wait another day.