Advocacy and Media
Effective change comes from bringing together ideas and people passionate to bring change. We believe no one should be unhoused. This work should not even be necessary if everyone is housed.
During the pandemic and working with the unhoused population, ZACAH had the privilege of making numerous appearances in media, including various forums, public events, news articles and interviews to talk about the challenges being faced by the unhoused, the obstacles and challenges faced in finding a sustainable, permanent solution and ZACAH's work in making an impact on their lives. We are indebted to the support and passion of so many volunteers and our unhoused brothers and sisters who have tirelessly invested thousands of hours during a pandemic to serve those in greatest need.
ZACAH is also grateful for the support and leadership of Minnesota House Representative Aisha Gomez.
Here are some of the outreach advocacy efforts made by ZACAH since the pandemic started.
Stop Violent Evictions in Minneapolis Parks Press Conference
ACLU Minnesota & Mid Minnesota Legal Aid Lawsuit to prevent sweeping encampments
Feb 16, 2021: NPR: Interview with Yusra Murad-All Things Considered
ACLU Minnesota & Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid Lawsuit to prevent sweeping encampments
Star Tribune Articles
Sept 2020: Months after uprising, Minneapolis Sanctuary Movement raises alarm over homeless crisis
Oct 2020: After summer in Minneapolis parks, homeless seek other spaces for winter
Nov 2020: Homeless evade weekend eviction at Bloomington hotel, but call for long-term solution
Dec 2020: Once homeless, a Minneapolis man now strives to live in the place he helped build