Homesteaders’ Rally

Homesteaders' Rally (1990).

Homesteaders' Rally (1990).

Description: Homesteading was a government-funded program in
which abandoned, city-owned buildings were rehabilitated by low and
moderate-income people, who then became resident-owners. This program
allowed poor people to gain equity in buildings through their labor.
Rehabilitated apartments could not be sold for profit, and were to
remain permanently available for low-income tenants. This photograph depicts a rally in support of a homesteaders’ group at 63 East 5th Street.

Date: February 19, 1990

Creator: Barry Hall

Original Format: Black and White photograph,  8 x 10 inches

Citation: Private Collection of the Metropolitan Council on Housing. Digital ID = mch_000158d


Operation Move-In Poster (ca. 1970) Memorial for Tyrone Holland (1970). Meeting in the hallway of a squat at 90th St and Columbus Ave (1970). Emergency Meeting of Met Council on Housing's Squatter Committee (1970). Statement of the Housing Crimes Trial steering committee (1970).
Summons for the People's Court Housing Crimes Trial (1970). Invitation to the Met Council on Housing Annual Meeting (1980). East Harlem "Speak-Out" (1984). SRO demonstration at City Hall (1986). An anti-warehousing action at City Council (1988).
Poster for hearing on warehousing (1988). Poster for demonstration on homelessness (1980s).= March on Washington against homelessness (1989). Homesteaders' Rally (1990). Demonstration against the eviction of Charas (2001).

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