Boston Globe: Chinatown, Immigrant Haven, Fights for Its Future
April 7, 2015
On April 1, the Boston Globe published a front-page feature by Maria Sachetti detailing the history of Boston Chinatown’s fight to remain a home for working class immigrant families. The article details the struggle of 103 Hudson Street tenants to stay in their homes whom the Chinese Progressive Association have been organizing and supporting. Pei Ying Yu, tenant at 103 Hudson Street who was forcibly relocated from her Chinatown apartment, said “Having a home is really important. We feel like we’re losing our home” Check out the feature story here.
Join us on April 7 at 103 Hudson Street 2:30PM to demand that First Suffolk LLC, owners of 103 Hudson St., do the following:
1) Provide tenants immediate access to their belongings in the building
2) Immediately relocate tenants within easy access of Chinatown
3) Provide a timeline for building repairs and move-back date
4) Sign a multi-year agreement for tenants and at the current rent for at least one year
5) Preserve at least one unit as permanently affordable housing at Boston Median Household Income
6) Halt the purchase of 101 Hudson Street
On April 7, we will march from 103 Hudson Street at 2:30PM to City Hall for the Displacement and Community Stability Public Hearing at 5th Floor Christopher A. Ianella Chamber, City Hall at 4PM.