D.C. Tenants Face Displacement from Catholic Church-Owned Buildings

This is a LinkUp call for solidarity with the tenants of 636 Girard St. N.E., 628 Girard St. N.E., 1265 Raum St. N.E, and 1364 Bryant St. N.E. in the Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood of Washington, D.C., currently living in 4-unit buildings owned by the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Tenants in all four buildings have banded together to initiate an organizing campaign, supported by LinkUp and Justice First. 

Tenants have released a public letter to the Catholic Church, and they ask as many individuals and organizations as possible to sign on to the letter. Their homes and families are at imminent risk of displacement and possible homelessness. Read the full story in Justice First news, and stay tuned for more details from LinkUp on how to support the campaign.

  Tenants living in rent controlled buildings on Girard St. N.E., Raum St. N.E., and Bryant St. N.E. owned by the Catholic Church are at risk of losing protections as the Church puts their buildings up for sale in the rapidly gentrifying Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood.

Tenants living in rent controlled buildings on Girard St. N.E., Raum St. N.E., and Bryant St. N.E. owned by the Catholic Church are at risk of losing protections as the Church puts their buildings up for sale in the rapidly gentrifying Rhode Island Avenue neighborhood.

Yasmina Mrabet