2019 OUR HOMES, OUR VOICES HIGHLIGHTS

2019 CONGRESSIONAL ACTION

As part of her commitment to increasing affordable homes, Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D, CA-13) introduced H.Res. 429, the Housing Bill of Rights, on June 5, the last day of Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. The resolution supports the expansion of renter's rights and expanded federal funding for affordable housing programs. You can read more about the resolution here

2019 WEEK OF ACTION PHOTOS

 2019 MEDIA MENTIONS

Arkansas

June 5, 2019

Jacksonville residents say low-income options lacking

https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jun/05/renters-raise-housing-issues-20190605-1/

arkansasonline.com

Florida

June 5 , 2019

Deplorable conditions at Cordoba Courts persists: Living conditions push resident Shalonda Rivers to become her own housing advocate

https://www.miamitimesonline.com/business/deplorable-conditions-at-cordoba-courts-persists/article_eb3ff4aa-87a9-11e9-bbbe-0bc50ebe6b1d.html

miamitimesonline.com

Indiana

June 5, 2019

Lack of affordable housing is a growing problem in Indiana

https://www.hoosiertimes.com/herald_times_online/news/state/lack-of-affordable-housing-is-a-growing-problem-in-indiana/article_a496f67a-6644-5791-8ce2-4db3bd4da42a.html

hoosiertimes.com

June 7, 2019

Lack of affordable housing is a growing problem in Indiana

http://city-countyobserver.com/lack-of-affordable-housing-is-a-growing-problem-in-indiana/

city-countyobserver.com

June 7, 2019

Finding affordable housing is a growing problem in the state

https://www.washtimesherald.com/news/finding-affordable-housing-a-growing-problem-in-state/article_511c80a0-ee68-5f87-b1a1-50e763999574.html

washingtonherald.com

Iowa

May 23, 2019

Humility Homes, St. Ambrose show free screening of "The Invisible Class," about homelessness

https://qctimes.com/news/humility-homes-st-ambrose-show-free-screening-of-the-invisible/article_3b0f1194-451e-5a1a-a6e7-41cab9653a84.html

qctimes.com

 

Kansas

June 3, 2019

Topeka JUMP continues pressing city on low-income housing ordinance

https://www.wibw.com/content/news/Topeka-JUMP-continues-pressing-city-on-low-income-housing-ordinance-510794241.html?fbclid=IwAR31h4wR1jk1l2Zz3doZ2u-ecw-inMonoM_WV5VnYTA22yDZcHAlg68q_sg

WIBW.com

June 3, 2019

Topeka JUMP members seek more aid for affordable housing

https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190603/topeka-jump-members-seek-more-aid-for-affordable-housing

cjonline.com

New York

June 5, 2019

Rent Increasing in Syracuse

https://nccnews.newhouse.syr.edu/rent-increasing-in-syracuse/

ncccnews.com

New Jersey

May 31, 2019

Newark Homeless Coalition recognizes National Housing Week of Action

https://www.wbgo.org/post/newark-homeless-coalition-recognizes-national-housing-week-action#stream/0

wbgo.org

Rhode Island

June 5, 2019

HomesRI advances their legislative priorities at the State House

https://upriseri.com/2019-05-31-homesri/

upriseri.com

Vermont

June 1, 2019

Northgate Apartments celebrate 30 years of resident ownership, affordability

https://www.mychamplainvalley.com/video/northgate-apartments-celebrate-30-years-of-resident-ownership-affordability_20190601232327/2045809416

mychamplainvalley.com

 2019 TWITTER STREAM 

 2019 VIDEOS 

In New York, Sharon Sherman, executive director of the Greater Syracuse Tenants Network, shares with NCC news the high cost of housing in the Syracuse area, and what can be done about it.

Advocates in Ohio record an episode for the podcast Doorsteps to highlight the Week of Action. Dr. Cody Price speaks with Bill Faith, Executive Director, and Marcus Roth, Director of Communications & Development, of Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO), about the need for increased investments in affordable homes. 

Topeka JUMP members raised their voices Monday,  June 3 in Topeka, Kansas to advocate for people struggling to find low-income housing.

Homes RI members advocated for their legislative priorities at the Rhode Island State House on Thursday May 30, as part of Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. The day began with a short program of speakers followed by direct outreach to legislators. Victoria Bourret, Housing Advocacy Organizer at NLIHC, spoke about the great support for affordable homes across the US.

The Michigan League for Public Policy released a video about Michigan's affordable housing crisis to kick off the National Housing Week of Action.

 Vermont's largest affordable housing community had a neighborhood-wide celebration to celebrate 30 years of housing affordability and resident ownership. Their story was highlighted in the local news.

The Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance held a #OurHomesOurVoices Press Kick-off Event on May 30. One of the speakers included Brooke from the National Low Income Housing Coalition who flew there to show support for affordable housing for all!

 
 

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202-662-1530 | ourhomes@nlihc.org

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