The “Housing is a Human Right” bus tour is an event that mimics the Freedom Riders – a group of Civil Rights activists who bused to the South during the 60s.
A big yellow school bus is packed with people who are pushing for affordable housing.
Unlike the Freedom Riders, these advocates are trying to bring attention to a different kind of civil rights – justice for the housing crisis.
According to Housing Link, there were more than 9,500 foreclosures in Minnesota in the first two quarters of 2012. Community activist Mel Reeves says those under foreclosure should not be stigmatized.