Last year the National Housing Trust worked with advocates nationwide to help organize The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding’s (CHCDF) Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. Groups across the country – from Miami, Florida to Palmer, Alaska and beyond – hosted more than 60 rallies, press conferences, letter-writing campaigns, and other events to defeat harmful funding cuts and let our members of Congress know why affordable housing matters to our communities.
Let’s do it again! It’s time to mobilize for affordable homes!Sign up and begin planning today to participate in the 2018 Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action, May 1-8.
Building on last year’s success, this year’s week of action will be from May 1-8. Together we will bring more attention to the severe shortage of homes affordable to the lowest income people and urge increased investments in solutions.
You can start planning an event in your community for the Housing Week of Action by going to www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org, where you will find guides for how to plan different types of activities and sample material and content, including talking points, tweets, op-eds, press releases, social media images and posters. Each planned event will be featured on the website, directing supporters to that event and inspiring others to plan activities.
The need for affordable housing in communities across the country is greater than ever, while threats to funding for programs that make affordable housing possible are more severe than they’ve been in decades. It’s time to act - to raise our voices not only to protect vital affordable housing programs, but to expand them so that everyone, especially those with the lowest incomes, has an affordable place to call home.