Open Collective logo
Open Collective

Home is a Human Right

A conversation series featuring New Yorkers who have lived without a home or are at risk of losing one & other guests with big picture perspectives on this crisis. Donations fund honorariums for speakers with a small amount going to web and zoom hosting.

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution
Backer

HIAHR is produced in collaboration with people who are fighting for the right to have a home while also being scholars, poets, theorists, activists... Read more

Starts at$5 USD / month

Latest activity by


Recurring contribution
Sponsor

A recurring donation to the series enables us to continue offering financial compensation to people with perspectives on the foundations of inequit... Read more

Starts at$100 USD / month

Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Latest activity by


+ 83

Events

Home is a Human Right is hosting the following events.

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Meryl Breidbart

$738 USD since Dec 2020

2
Jean-Marc Pruit

$340 USD since Feb 2021

3
The Coven

$200 USD since Feb 2021

4
Irene

$200 USD since Feb 2021

5
Raphaelle Debenedetti

$150 USD since Feb 2021

6
Tom Polton

$150 USD since Mar 2021

7
Janet

$110 USD since Feb 2021

8
Danika Fears

$100 USD since Feb 2021

9
Grace Gaskill

$100 USD since Mar 2021

10
William Weston

$100 USD since Mar 2021

11
Lagusta Yearwood

$100 USD since Mar 2021

12
leslie a brack

$100 USD since Sep 2021

13
Zoe Branch

$85 USD since Mar 2021

14
Eddie and Lepi Jha Fishman

$77 USD since Feb 2021

15
Gabby Beans

$75 USD since Mar 2021

Organizations

1
Benevity

$875 USD since Sep 2021

Home is a Human Right is all of us

Our contributors 89

Thank you for supporting Home is a Human Right.

Meryl Breidbart

Admin

$738 USD

Benevity

$875 USD

Jean-Marc Pruit

$340 USD

The Coven

$200 USD

Irene

$200 USD

Raphaelle Deb...

$150 USD

Tom Polton

$150 USD

Janet

backer

$110 USD

Danika Fears

$100 USD

Grace Gaskill

$100 USD

William Weston

$100 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Home is a Human Right

Credit from Jean-Marc Pruit to Home is a Human Right

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Home is a Human Right

Credit from Jean-Marc Pruit to Home is a Human Right

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution
Monthly financial contribution to Home is a Human Right

Credit from Jean-Marc Pruit to Home is a Human Right

+$20.00USD
Completed
Contribution
$
Today’s balance

$2,558.01 USD

Total raised

$4,852.65 USD

Total disbursed

$2,294.64 USD

Estimated annual budget

$1,296.16 USD

About


Home Is A Human Right is an online conversation series featuring New Yorkers who have lost a home or are fighting to keep one and other guests with big picture perspectives on the NYC housing crisis. The experience of not having a home has become the norm for nearly one hundred thousand New Yorkers, and as many as 1 million are currently on the brink of eviction. By creating a platform for the voices of individuals with direct experience of this crisis, the series aims to amplify the leadership of those who know the most about what is broken within our society and to generate a citywide conversation about how we might collectively work together to make it right.
 
Each episode of Home Is A Human Right brings together a pair of guests for a conversation about the landscape of housing, hosted by activist and oral historian Nico Fuentes. Guest speakers either have lived expertise of housing instability, complementary perspectives on historical and present inequities within the system, or both. In addition to foregrounding lived experiences, conversations in this series will explore the underlying structures that determine which populations have access to wealth and security, often literally realized in the form of homes and properties, and which don’t. These inequities exist by design: New York City was built on unequal foundations and continues to develop upon them unequally. 85% of NYC shelter residents self-identify as Black or brown, and research has shown that the primary cause of homelessness is a lack of affordable housing. (can this paragraph end here or does it need another thing)
 
The series welcomes people who have never experienced a loss of housing as well as those people currently living without stable homes. bringing people together across demographics and experience to circulate resources and knowledge, and to create strategies for how we can work together, as neighbors and New Yorkers, to realize a city in which all people have the home that every human deserves.

The majority of contributions to the series fund honorariums for guest speakers and the host, with a small portion covering technical and web hosting costs. Home Is A Human Right is produced by a collective of volunteers working within the Housing Team of Mutual Aid NYC, with the guidance and support of citywide leaders of the movement for housing justice.

Our team