Rianna Eckel 2017
I’m running the Baltimore half marathon to raise money to support fair development in our city! Trickle-down economic policy and public subsidies for developers have caused major problems in our city for decades, and will never create thriving communities in Baltimore. Baltimore leads the nation in its number of evictions and vacant homes, so I think it’s time to finally put the needs of our communities - not corporate profits - first. Turns out, there are community leaders, housing advocates, and workers who have a vision to get us there. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) put the tools of development into the hands of community members, and prioritize permanently affordable housing. The Curtis Bay Community Land Trust is seeking to buy their first home to gain control of their community. Please donate to support this vision for justice and dignity!