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Pastor Scott Wagers - 408.858.0531
 

November 2, 2011

CHAM TOUR OF VACANT, FORECLOSED HOME

San Jose, CA--As part of its Campaign for Homes and Healing, CHAM is holding a house tour through a vacant, foreclosed home at 1 pm on Thursday, November 3. We will gather at the corner of 11th and St. James Streets in downtown San Jose and move from there to the home. After prayer, we will lead the public on a tour of the vacant home to determine its habitability.

Right now the government is seeking to turn over 250,000 empty government-owned homes to America’s richest corporations to use for private profit, while America’s 99% still live with the effects of the Great Recession. The October 15 San Jose Mercury News reports that instead of being used to house the poor, vacant lower-cost homes in our area are now being “snapped up” by investors who have been “cornering the market.”

The God we worship intended for homes to be used as physical shelters for human beings, not as tax shelters for speculators and corporations. 

 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr conceived the precursor of today’s Occupy Wall Street movement when he organized the Poor Peoples Campaign to occupy Washington DC in 1968. We support Occupy Wall Street, Occupy DC, and Occupy San Jose. We believe their efforts should be extended to include occupying homes for evicted and homeless families as well.

TIME:  1 PM THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2011
PLACE:  11th AND ST. JAMES STREETS, SAN JOSE, CA