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Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) envisions a just world where everyone is treated with dignity, everyone’s human needs are met, and everyone can thrive and reach their full potential.

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Our History

Over our history, Partners for Dignity & Rights (formerly known as National Economic and Social Rights Initiative) has worked deeply in partnership with community organizations across the country.

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Affordable for Whom

Affordable for Whom?

As a human right, housing must be habitable, accessible, culturally adequate, healthy, proximate to what we need, secure from forced eviction and affordable. Partners for Dignity & Rights with over 200 activists from across the country called out those programs in the first “Affordable for Whom?” national conference.

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Jessica Chaves Tavares has joined Dignity in Schools Campaign as National Field Organizer

We are excited to welcome Jessica Chaves Tavares as National Field Organizer with the Dignity in Schools Campaign, which is anchored by Partners for Dignity & Rights. A Boston native, Jessica started her organizing journey with the Massachusetts Coalition for …
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Announcing our New Co-Executive Director!

In this time of new opportunities for systemic change, Partners for Dignity & Rights is thrilled to announce that Kesi Foster will be joining our team as our new Co-Executive Director in mid-January! Kesi will lead our organization together with …
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Champlain Housing Trust - Hotel Conversions

Champlain Housing Trust & Motel-Housing Conversions (Slideshow from the Affordable for Whom Summit)

This slideshow was used at the summit break-out session on “Conversion of Motels to Permanent Housing”  for those facing homelessness, by Michael Monte, Chief Executive Officer of the Champlain Housing Trust (CHT).
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New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

A New Social Contract in the Time of COVID-19

COVID-19 has helped clarify what is essential. Read news and analysis from our work to address the systemic issues behind this crisis.

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