Poor People’s Campaign Update

Today PPEHRC mobilized members and student interns at a press conference to Save Angel Perez’s home! Please message me if you’re interested in being part of a phone tree in case the sheriff comes to evict Angel. We will send out a link for donations soon, too, but for now please contact me if you can be part of the emergency phone tree.

Angel and his family have lived and taken care of their home on the 3200 block of Shelbourne Street for the last 11 years–and they are now threatened with eviction. Since moving into the house, Angel has fixed the place up–painting it and installing plumbing and electricity. He has also kicked drug crews out of the house and was shot in one of those confrontations. He has also been a contributing member of the community serving as a block captain. The original owner of the house who gave permission for Angel to live there recently passed away, and another landowner is laying claim to the property–threatening Angel with eviction unless he can pay her $13,000. Angel is willing to pay as much as he can, but cannot afford that pricetag.

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) is supporting Angel at his request, mobilizing community resources in an effort to both raise $13,000 and help him and his family resist eviction if that goal is not met. Angel has been the caretaker of his home and a valuable asset to his community, and PPEHRC is willing to do everything in its power to ensure that Angel and his family stay in the home that is rightfully theirs.

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