EVENTS

 In order for a local event to be considered as a Our Homes, Our Voices event, the following three criteria must be met: 1. The event includes the federal budget and federal advocacy as at least a part of the event; 2. The event is open for media to participate; 3. Materials and online promotions about the event include the Our Homes, Our Voices branding such as the logo or the infographics on the Resources page. We would love it if events are open to the public, but understand that not all of them can be (for example a closed meeting with a legislator).

 

The 2019 Our Homes, Our Voices national housing week of action is May 30 - June 5. To Let us know what events you are planning email ourhomes@nlihc.org or fill out the event box below. 

Keep scrolling to see this year's list of events.

Have a great suggestion for Our Homes, Our Voices Week of Action? Or need help brainstorming an event? Let us know by filling out the form below.

2019 Events

ARIZONA

Phoenix

Lead Organization: Arizona Housing Coalition

Event Contact: Joan Serviss

Email: info@azhousingcoalition.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Arizona Housing Coalition, 1495 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ  85014

Event Description: The Arizona Housing Coalition (operating alongside the Basic Needs Coalition) will hold a press call followed by In-person and virtual public comment writing. Both groups have long been following the Department of Housing's proposed noncitizen rule when first announced back in November of 2018: https://bit.ly/2Ex4MjR.

Additionally, the Arizona Housing Coalition sought public comment during their 25th Annual Statewide Conference on Affordable Housing and Homelessness. Yet with HUD's proposed rule released on Friday, advocates need to speak up for homes and hope LOUDER. That's why the Arizona Housing Coalition will host a press conference call for members of the media to hear local data and stories of folks potentially impacted, followed by a letter-writing campaign in person and virtually (for statewide members). Register today.

ARKANSAS

Jacksonville

Lead Organization: Elderly Housing Development & Operations Corporation: Worley Place

Event Contact: Pam Taylor

Email: ptaylor@ehdoc.org

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: 203 South Hospital Drive, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72706 

Event Description: Arkansas Representative Mark Perry will join Worley Place residents for a discussion on what an affordable home means to them.

CONNECTICUT

 

Hartford

Lead Organization: Connecticut Housing Coalition 

Event Contact: Jude Carrol

Email: jude@ct-housing.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location: Dutch Point Apartments Community Center, 15 Patsy Williams Way, Hartford, CT

Event Description: Connecticut Housing Coalition, as the state's designated representative of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, will host a celebration of affordable housing in honor of the 2019 National Housing Week of Action. 

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington D.C.
Lead Organization: National Housing Trust

Event Contact: Kathleen Berube

Email: kberube@nhtinc.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: Jeremiah House - So Others Might Eat Property, 2 18th Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

Event Description: National Housing Trust Ingenuity Power, a partnership between the National Housing Trust (NHT) and Urban Ingenuity, will hold a ribbon-cutting celebration with Department of Energy and Environment Director Tommy Wells to celebrate the completion of a 1.3 MW scattered site solar project. The event will be hosted by So Others Might Eat (SOME) at their Jeremiah House property, one of 23 affordable housing properties in the D.C. area that participated in the landmark project. Expected speakers include: Tommy Wells, Director, Department of Energy and Environment; Priya Jayachandran, President, NHT, NHTCDF, and NHT Communities; Bracken Hendricks, President & CEO, Urban Ingenuity; Fr. John Adams, President & CEO, So Others Might Eat; and Ivan Frishberg, First Vice President, Sustainability Banking, Amalgamated Bank. This ribbon-cutting represents the completion of construction and start of operation for all 23 installations across the DC area. The ceremony will include the opportunity for attendees to take a firsthand look at the solar installation on Jeramiah House’s rooftop and celebrate the partnership between NHT, Urban Ingenuity and the six affordable housing developers involved in the project. The event is rain or shine and light refreshments will be served. Please note parking is not available on site. RSVP’s are

encouraged and can be made here

FLORIDA

 

Miami

Lead Organization: Miami Homes For All

Event Contact: Audrey Aradanas

Email: audrey@miamihomesforall.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: First Floor Deering Room, CIC Miami, 1951 NW 7th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136

Event Description: Tenant's Rights Workshop: How to get an apartment and keep it! This is a workshop tailored for young adults between the ages of 18-24, but all are welcome. We want to educate folks on what their rights are and what are some Federal policies that they should know about.

 

Opa-Locka

Lead Organization: 22nd Avenue Apartments Cordoba Tenant Association

Event Contact: Shalonda Rivers

Email: mrsrivers@comcast.net

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 5 PM - 6 PM

Location: 22nd Avenue Apartments, 13875 NW 22nd Avenue, Opa-Locka, Florida 33054

Event Description: Local community leaders and advocates from Miami Dade County such as the 22nd Avenue Apartments Cordoba Tenant Association, Civil Rights Organizations NAACP and P.U.L.S.E as well as the Local City Opa Locka Mayor and/or Commissioner(s) and many more will be rallying for decent, safe, and sanitary housing here in Miami Dade County. Advocates will brief the media about affordable housing issues in Miami Dade County.

Panama City Beach

Lead Organization: Florida Housing Coalition

Event Contact Gladys Cook

Email: cook@flhousing.org

Date: June 11, 2019

Time:  8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Location: Panama City Beach, FL

Event Description: Innovative solutions and best practices for disaster housing recovery experts from across the county will join the disaster recovery teams responding to the devastation of Hurricane Michael for a one day gathering at Panama City Beach. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet face to face with expert from the California wildfires, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Katrina. Best practice topics will include innovative rapid development models, joining philanthropy with the business sector, land use and building code challenges, and the role of the nonprofit in disaster recovery housing.

HAWAII

Honolulu

Lead Organization: Hawaiian Community Assets

Event Contact (s): Jeff Gilbreath, Gavin Thornton

Email: jeff@hawaiiancommunity.net

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Ka Waiwai, 1110 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96826

Event Description: Housing Affordability Coalition meeting will be held with multi-sector partners. The meeting will feature an update on our planning committee’s work to-date, including a legislative session wrap-up and highlighting of community-driven projects seeking to build housing affordability in Hawaii. The goal is to build broad awareness and support for innovative housing solutions that are being driven by community members and focusing on housing that is affordable for low-, very-low, and extremely-low income households.

ILLINOIS

Evanston

Lead Organization: Connections for the Homeless

Event Contact (s): Sue Loellbach

Email: sloellbach@connect2home.org

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Evanston Farmer's Market, 1800 Maple Street, Evanston, IL 60201

Event Description: We will be doing a postcard campaign, asking shoppers at the Farmer's Market to fill out postcards to send to Illinois legislators demanding greater federal investments in rental housing.

Evanston

Lead Organization: Connections for the Homeless

Event Contact (s): Sue Loellbach

Email: sloellbach@connect2home.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston IL 60201

Event Description: We are inviting Illinois legislators to talk with Joining Forces for Affordable Housing, our coalition of human services providers, at its monthly meeting. Topics to be covered will be where funding for affordable rental units stands on our legislators' lists of priorities, as well as how legislators navigate the many housing bills that come across their desks and how we can most effectively help them to make this issue a top priority.

Joliet

Lead Organization: Will County

Event Contact : Ronald Pullman

Email: rpullman@willcountylanduse.com

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Location:Will County

Event Description: Will County Community Development Division and the County Executive’s office is hosting a tour for Congressman Bill Foster that will showcase several projects funded with CDBG and HOME dollars in Will County. The tour includes: A visit at a group home providing housing for people with disabilities, a CDP in unincorporated Will County that is currently undergoing stormwater drainage improvements including green infrastructure improvements, and two neighborhood community centers that have implemented community gardens to support local food pantries. The impact of federal funding in Will County will be discussed as well as the importance of building community partnerships.

 

INDIANA

Indianapolis

Lead Organization: Prosperity Indiana

Event Contact: Kathleen Lara

Email: klara@prosperityindiana.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 12:30 PM

Location: TBD

Event Description: Event sponsors Prosperity Indiana and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention will host a press conference and community conversation: "Confronting a Hoosier Housing Crisis."  Indiana has three cities in the top 20 nationwide for eviction rankings and in number of evictions each year. Indianapolis is second only to New York City. The press conference will feature new eviction research findings from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute that outlines the urgency to take action in pursuing new policies to reduce housing instability and homelessness for Hoosier households. Key strategies include updates to state landlord tenant laws and the enactment of a national Affordable Housing Task Force and a National Housing Stabilization Fund. The event will feature a conversation with local homeless and affordable housing providers about the scope of local challenges related to evictions.

IOWA

Omaha, NE & Council Bluffs, IA

Lead Organization: Heartland 2050 & Metro Area Planning Agency 

Event Contact: Erin Feichtinger

Email: efeichtinger@togetheromaha.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:  TBD

Event Description: As part of National Housing Week of Action, the Heartland 2050 Housing and Development Committee is hosting a 2-hour workshop focused on the critical role of housing for supporting a vibrant Omaha-Council Bluffs region. As housing costs have outpaced local incomes, and situations like the Yale Park Apartments have highlighted fair housing struggles, it is clear that solutions are needed.  Designed for both professionals and citizens, this workshop will focus on how to tell more compelling stories about our unique and shared reasons for taking action to improve housing.

Des Moines

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Location: Elsie Manor, Des Moines, IA

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Des Moines

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Location: Ligutti Towers, Des Moines, IA

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

KANSAS

Arkansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Location: Windsor Court, Arkansas City, KS

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Kansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Location: Parallel Senior Villas, Kansas City, KS

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

 

Olathe

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Location: Poplar Court, Olathe, KS

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

 

Topeka

Lead Organization: Topeka JUMP

Event Contact: Shanae Holman

Email: topeka.jump@gmail.com

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: First Baptist Church, 3033 SW Macvicar Avenue, Topeka, KS 66611

Event Description: Topeka JUMP is a grassroots community organization fighting for the establishment of an Affordable Housing Trust Fund with a dedicated public revenue source. In 2016, 1 in 2 Topeka renters could not afford their rent. On June 3, 2019 at 6:30 pm, JUMP will hold a press conference where we will demonstrate the magnitude of Topeka's affordable housing crisis and demand immediate action. We want local and national officials to prioritize the construction and preservation of safe, affordable housing in Topeka, Kansas and across this nation.

KENTUCKY

Lexington

Lead Organization: Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky

Event Contact: Adrienne Bush

Email: abush@hhck.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Arbor Youth Services, 536 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508

Event Description: Join us for a meeting with Sen. McConnell's field staff about the importance of investing in affordable homes for low-income Kentuckians. We will be talking about funding priorities for HUD and USDA during the FY20 appropriations process. This meeting is open to HHCK members, the public, and media. Please RSVP by emailing Adrienne Bush at abush@hhck.org.

LOUISIANA

New Orleans

Lead Organization: Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) & HousingNOLA

Event Contact: Jaleesa Jackson

Email: jjackson@gnoha.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: TBD

Event Description: HouisngNOLA and Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) will be hosting an "Our Homes, Our Voices Press Kick-Off Event." There will be a broader dialogue about acquiring funding for affordable housing (shifting it away from tourism), affordable homeownership, and mortgage products for culture bearers. 

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MARYLAND

 

Annapolis

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Bay Forest Apartments, 930 Bay Forest Court at Edgewood Road, Annapolis, MD 21403

Event Description: Residents of Bay Forest Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Annapolis

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Bowman Place/Homes at Monument, 29 West Washington Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Event Description: Residents of Bay Forest Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

 

Annapolis

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Homes at the Glen, 73 Juliana Circle East, Annapolis, MD 21401

Event Description: Residents of Homes at the Glen will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

 

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Location: Chase House Apartments, 1037 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Event Description: Residents of Chase House Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

 

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: City Arts Apartments, 440 East Oliver Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

Event Description: Residents of the City Arts Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: City Arts 2,1700 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21218

Event Description: Residents of City Arts 2 will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: John Manley House, 5304 Harford Road, Baltimore, MD 21214

Event Description: Residents of the John Manley House will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Weinberg Manor East, 3601 Fords Lane, Baltimore, MD 21215

Event Description: Residents of Weinberg Manor East will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Baltimore

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Location: Weinberg Manor West, 3615 Fords Lane, Baltimore, MD 21215

Event Description: Residents of Weinberg Manor West will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Berlin

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Homes at Berlin, 113 Flower Street, Berlin, MD 21811

Event Description: Residents of Homes at Berlin will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Cambridge

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Hudson Townhomes, 1224 Zachery Drive, Cambridge, MD 21613

Event Description: Residents of Hudson Townhomes will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Cambridge

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Glenburn Garden House, 518 Glenburn Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613

Event Description: Residents of Glenburn Garden House will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Cambridge

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Parkside Village, 522 Greenwood Avenue, Cambridge, MD 21613

Event Description: Residents of Parkside Village will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Eldersburg

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Spencer Village Apartments, 6311 Georgetown Boulevard, Eldersburg, MD 21784

Event Description: Residents of the Spencer Village Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Emmitsburg

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Seton Village Apartments, 327 South Seton Avenue, Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Event Description: Residents of Seton Village Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Frederick
Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Windsor Gardens, 1101 Key Parkway, Frederick, MD 21702

Event Description: Residents of Windsor Gardens will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Gaithersburg

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Oakes at Olde Town, 7 Chestnut Street, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Event Description: Residents of Oakes at Olde Town will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

 

Glen Burnie

Lead Organization: Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition

Event Contact: Erin Karpewicz

Email: EShearman@ACDSinc.org

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Heritage Crest Community Room, 6670 Roberts Court, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Event Description: "County Housing Trends, Affordable Housing and Fair Housing Strategies." Join us for a presentation on housing market trends in the County, followed by a discussion on effective affordable and fair housing strategies. Click here to register. Registration will be open until May 31, 2019.

Glen Burnie

Lead Organization: Anne Arundel Affordable Housing Coalition

Event Contact: Erin Karpewicz

Email: EShearman@ACDSinc.org

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Location: Heritage Overlook Clubhouse, 125 Lloyd Lane, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Event Description: Happy Hour. Enjoy networking and beverages at Heritage Overlook, a beautiful example of the "New Face of Affordable Housing." Tours will be available. Click here to register. Registration will be open until May 31, 2019.

Hagerstown

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Bradford Apartments, 55 Manor Drive, Hagerstown, MD 21740

Event Description: Residents of Bradford Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Hurlock

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 6, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Shiloh House, 6210 Shiloh Church Hurlock Road, Hurlock, MD 21643

Event Description: Residents of Shiloh House will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Oxon Hill

Lead Organization: Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County

Event Contact: Christina Autin

Email:  christina.autin@hocmc.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 11:45 AM - 1:45 PM

Location: MGM National Harbor,  101 MGM National Avenue, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Event Description: Diane Yentel will be kicking off the National Housing Week of Action at the Annual MAHRA & MARC NAHRO Conference and Exhibition, held at MGM National Harbor. Diane will be speaking at the luncheon and will discuss the importance of funding affordable homes and how we can lend our voices to the cause.

Pocomoke City

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Pocomoke Landing, 601 Bank Street, Pocomoke City, MD 21851

Event Description: Residents of Pocomoke Landing will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Prince Frederick

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Chapline House I, 2705 Allnut Court, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Event Description: Residents of Chapline House I will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Prince Frederick

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Chapline House II, 2703 Allnut Court, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Event Description: Residents of Chapline House II will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Salisbuy

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Homes on Johnsons Pond, 1007 Lake Street, Salisbury, MD 21801

Event Description: Residents of Homes on Johnsons Pond will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

Sykesville

Lead Organization: Homes for America

Event Contact: Kenyaetta Bush

Email: kenyaetta@homesforamerica.org

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Village House Apartments, 7426 Village Road, Sykesville, MD 21784

Event Description: Residents of Village House Apartments will participate in a phone bank, reaching out to their representatives to ask them to fund the HUD budget at the highest level possible. The call in day will end with a celebratory luncheon.

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Cambridge

Lead Organization: Cambridge Community Development Department

Contact: Emily Salomon

Email: esalomon@cambridgema.gov

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Location: Auburn Court, 41-47  Pilgrim Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Event Description: Please join us to celebrate the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust and its three decades of work to keep Cambridge a vibrant and diverse community for households of all incomes. The event will be a celebration of the impact that the Trust has had on the Cambridge community. It will also be a thank you to the many residents, community partners and supporters who have worked with the Trust over the last thirty years to create and preserve affordable housing in Cambridge. For more information, visit: http://bit.ly/Trust30

 

Boston

Lead Organization: Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Event Contact: James Saucedo

Email: james@mahomeless.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Church on the Hill, 140 Bowdoin Street, Boston, MA 02108

Event Description: The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless will gather activists, advocates, service providers, and people directly impacted by homelessness and housing instability to speak out for our homes, our communities, and a #BudgetToEndHomelessness. The event will begin with a screening of the documentary "Under the Bridge: The Criminalization of Homelessness," which follows a community of people living in an encampment and experiencing homelessness in Indianapolis. After the film, attendees will write letters to members of Congress and the State Legislature, urging elected officials to use all available resources for investing in solutions to homelessness and housing instability. All levels of government have a role to play in ending homelessness and ensuring that all people have an affordable home. Join us in speaking out on these pressing issues! Coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries will be served. Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/MCHOHOV.

MICHIGAN

 

Detroit

Lead Organization: Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

Contact: Troy Villanueva

Email: villanueva@cedamichigan.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: Tech Town Detroit, 440 Burroughs Street, Bay, Detroit, Michigan 48202

Event Description: CDAD, in partnership with the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM), Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness, and the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND) present a screening of the film Owned: A Tale of Two Americas is a film that explores the racist roots of American housing policy and details the choices that led to widespread commoditization of housing and the economic collapse of 2008. Please join us for the film screening and a community-driven discussion afterward with representatives from the CDAD Policy Team and HAND. The film screening is presented as part of the National Housing Week of Action to advocate for the increased funding of affordable housing programs.

Grand Rapids

Lead Organization: Grand Rapids Area Coalition To End Homelessness

Contact: Courtney Myers-Keaton

Email: cmyers-keaton@hwmuw.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: GVSU Loosemore Auditorium, 401 Fulton Street W., Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49505

Event Description: The Grand Rapids Area Coalition to End Homelessness is hosting a film screening and panel discussion featuring the film Owned: A Tale of Two Americas in partnership with the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness and the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan. The screening part of the Our Homes, Our Voices National Week of Housing Action by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. Owned: A Tale of Two Americas is a documentary by Giorgio Angelini that details the policy decisions that resulted in systemic housing segregation and neighborhood inequality throughout America. The film explores the racist roots of American housing policy and details the choices that led to widespread commoditization of housing and the economic collapse of 2008. A panel discussion will follow this screening. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

 

Lansing

Lead Organization: Community Economic Development Association of Michigan

Contact (s): Troy Villanueva

Email: villanueva@cedamichigan.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: The Lansing Public Media Center

Event Description: Join the Community Economic Development Association of Michigan (CEDAM) and the Michigan Coalition Against Homelessness for the film screening of Owned: A Tale of Two Americas. This film explores the racist roots of American housing policy and details the choices that led to widespread commodification of housing and the economic collapse of 2008. The film will be followed by a community-driven discussion about housing insecurity and homelessness in our region. This event is part of the national campaign, Our Homes Our Voices, and their annual National Week of Action.

MINNESOTA

St. Paul

Lead Organization: Community Stabilization Project

Event Contact: Carolyn Brown

Email: csp501dale@gmail.com

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 1:00 to 4:00pm

Location: 501 North Dale Street (in the garden), St. Paul, MN 55103

Event Description: The Feature a Tenant & Investment Group Celebration will show case tenants that are no longer experiencing homeless & investors that believe in the work we are doing to stabilize families one at a time. This event will feature a kick off Calling Campaign to ask City Council to support a Local Tenant Ordinance to protect tenants.

MISSOURI

Kansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Location: St. Joseph Place, Kansas City, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Kansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Location: Columbus Park Plaza, Kansas City, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Kansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Location: Tremont Place, Kansas City, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Kansas City

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Location: Swope Ridge Gardens, Kansas City, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Lee's Summit

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 3, 2019

Location: John Calvin Manor, Lee's Summit, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

Oak Grove

Lead Organization: Phoenix Family

Event Contact: Jessica Welch

Email: jwelch@phoenixfamily.org

Date: June 11, 2019

Location: Oak Grove Manor, Oak Grove, MO

Event Description: Residents  will participate in letter writing and/or call-in activities to their members of Congress. This is a closed event.

NEBRASKA

Kearney

Lead Organization: Kearney Housing Agency

Event Contact: Carrie Hardage

Email: director@kearneyhousingagency.com

Date: May 30 - June 5, 2019

Location: Online and at 2715 Avenue I

Event Description: Kearney Housing Agency is hosting a letter writing campaign by providing materials and scripts to participants. These materials are available in our office or online at http://www.kearneyhousingagency.com/housing-opportunities/our-homes-our-voices/. Participants will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card worth $100 to local eateries Cunningham's and Cunningham's on the lake.

Omaha, NE & Council Bluffs, IA

Lead Organization: Heartland 2050 & Metro Area Planning Agency 

Event Contact: Erin Feichtinger

Email: efeichtinger@togetheromaha.org

Date: June 4

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:  TBD

Event Description: As part of National Housing Week of Action, the Heartland 2050 Housing and Development Committee is hosting a 2-hour workshop focused on the critical role of housing for supporting a vibrant Omaha-Council Bluffs region. As housing costs have outpaced local incomes, and situations like the Yale Park Apartments have highlighted fair housing struggles, it is clear that solutions are needed.  Designed for both professionals and citizens, this workshop will focus on how to tell more compelling stories about our unique and shared reasons for taking action to improve housing.

Omaha

Event Contact: Erin Feichtinger

Email: efeichtinger@togetheromaha.org

Date: June 4

Time: 6:00 PM

Location:  Drips Coffee

Event Description: A Talk on TIF in Omaha and the 2019 Consolidated Plan. Learn about TIF - what it is, how it works, and why you should care.

Omaha

Lead Organization: Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) & Insitute of Public Leadership (IPL) 

Event Contact: Erin Feichtinger

Email: efeichtinger@togetheromaha.org

Date: June 4

Time: 6:45 PM

Location:  Urban Abbey

Event Description: Omaha Together One Community (OTOC) and Institute of Public Leadership (IPL) and Coalition partners invite you to discuss Omaha's new Rental Property Registration and Inspection Ordinance with us:  What's there? What's missing?  Will this (eventually) prevent another Yale Park Apartments type evacuation?  What next steps can we take to help improve the health and safety for vulnerable tenants?

NEVADA

Las Vegas

Lead Organization: Nevada HAND

Event Contact: Greta Seidman

Email: gseidman@nevadahand.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM 

Location:  Flamingo Pines Apartment Homes, 3275 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121

Event Description: Nevada HAND is hosting a tour for Senator Cortez Masto at one of our communities currently under construction. A discussion about how to support the federal affordable housing agenda, as well as upcoming developments from Nevada HAND and meeting local needs, will center the conversation. This is a closed event, but we are inviting press. We will be hash-tagging and using Our Homes, Our Voices messaging during the tour and throughout the week.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Concord

Lead Organization: Housing Action New Hampshire

Event Contact: Elissa Margolin

Email: elissa@housingactionnh.org

Date: May 31, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM 

Location:  CATCH Neighborhood Housing (rear entrance), 105 Loudon Road, Unit 1, Concord, NH 03301

Event Description: The next Housing Action New Hampshire Housing Matters Workgroup will be held at CATCH Neighborhood Housing (rear entrance). During this meeting, we will have a briefing from Karen Hicks and Laura Thibault on the "Our Homes, Our Votes, Our New Hampshire" project. You can read about that project here.

NEW JERSEY

Newark

Lead Organization: City of Newark Homeless Coalition 

Event Contact: Sakinah Hoyte

Email: sakinahhoyte.bridges@gmail.com

Date: May 29, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location:  City of Newark, Office of Emergency Management, 480 Clinton Avenue, Newark, NJ 07108

Event Description: In recognition of the National Housing Week of Action, the City of Newark Homeless Coalition will host both a panel discussion and film-screening of the not yet released “Invisible Class: The Story of Homelessness in America,” (Josh Hayes) in partnership with the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Register to attend the free screening here. 

Newark

Lead Organization: Newark Homes for All 

Event Contact: Drew Curtis

Email: dcurtis@ironboundcc.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 6:30 PM

Location:  Ironbound Early Learning Center, 1 New York Avenue, Newark, NJ 07105

Event Description: Newark Homes for All will be hosting their monthly meeting during the National Housing Week of Action. The group will be discussing all levels of housing policy at the meeting,  including federal policy expanding funding for affordable homes.

Trenton

Lead Organization: Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

Event Contact: Diane Riley

Email: diane.riley@shanj.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 9 AM to 1 PM 

Location: Mary Roebling Building, 2-24 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608

Event Description: The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey is hosting their monthly membership meeting June 5. During this meeting, staff from the Housing Network of New Jersey will discuss the need to fund federal affordable housing programs at the highest level possible and the need to lift the caps. Networking will take place from 9 AM to 10 AM.

Trenton

Lead Organization: Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Event Contact: Arnold Cohen

Email: acohen@hcdnnj.org

Date: June 10, 2019

Time: 8:30 AM to 3 PM 

Location: State House Annex, Committee Room 6, 131 - 137 West State StreetTrenton, NJ 08608

Event Description: Join us at our annual Legislative Day at the Trenton State House where we will meet with members of the New Jersey Senate and Assembly. It's your opportunity to speak directly with decision makers alongside fellow advocates on issues that matter to New Jerseyans including: fully funding the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, addressing solutions for healthy homes and communities, preventing homelessness,  solutions to NJ’s problem property and foreclosure crisis, and tenants' rights.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Raleigh
Lead Organization: North Carolina Housing Coalition
Event Contact: Haley Solomon

Email: hsolomon@nchousing.org
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 10 AM - 11 AM
Location: Twitter

Event Description: We will create a tweetstorm on our Twitter page @NCHConline by sharing facts from our North Carolina County Profiles and relating them to state and federal budget and advocacy. Anyone can participate in interacting with our tweetstorm, and we will use the Our Homes, Our Voices branding at the beginning and end of the Twitter thread. 

Salisbury
Lead Organization:
Family Crisis Council Rowan
Event Contact: Sonia Gibbs

Emailsonia.gibbs@fccrowan.org
Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 2 PM- 4:30 PM
Location: Reach out to Sonia for more information. 

Event Description:  As part of the 2019 National Housing Week of Action "OUR HOMES, OUR VOICES," the Family Crisis Council Rowan would like to invite you to join us for a film detailing the problems faced by people experiencing homelessness and the rise of modern homelessness. Joining us as a guest speaker is Kyle Arbuckle, Housing Advocacy Organizer at NLIHC. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Sonia Gibbs to let her know you will be attending and to get more information about the location of the event.

OKLAHOMA

Midwest City
Lead Organization: Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing
Contact: Andrea Flowers-Householter or Andrea Frymire

Email: ocah@outlook.com or afrymire@mheginc.com

Date: June 6, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Location: Autumn Creek Villas, 9201 NE 16th St, Midwest City, OK 73141
Event Description: The Oklahoma Coalition for Affordable Housing will be hosting a tour of Autumn Creek Villas for all the Oklahoma Congressional delegation and/or their staff to show how affordable housing funds are used in Oklahoma communities and the need for additional funds. Currently, the governor has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in Oklahoma due to flooding and tornadoes. These recent disasters highlight the need for more affordable housing funding across the state.

OREGON

Portland

Lead Organization: Lyn Hikida

Event Contact: BRIDGE Housing

Email: lhikida@bridgehousing.com

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Location: 2156 North Williams Avenue, Portland, OR 97227

Event Description: BRIDGE Housing will celebrate the groundbreaking of North Williams apartments which will include 61 apartments for families in north and northeast Portland. A mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments, North Williams will serve very low and low income families, with priority given to displaced residents or those at risk of displacement. Reaching even deeper affordability, 40 of the 61 apartments will have Project Based Section 8 vouchers. Info and RSVP: https://bridgehousing.com/north-williams-groundbreaking/

Portland

Lead Organization: Oregon Housing Alliance

Event Contact: Alison McIntosh

Email: amcintosh@neighborhoodpartnerships.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: Twelfth Avenue Terrace, Community Room, 1515 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Event Description: On Thursday, May 30th from 3 - 6 pm, we will gather in the Community Room at the Twelfth Avenue Terrace.  Join us for a postcard happy hour as we learn about what's at stake in Salem and in Washington DC, and write postcards to our elected officials to ask them to take action for affordable housing.

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Harrisburg
Lead Organization: Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania
Event Contact: Gale Schwartz

Email: gale@housingalliancepa.org
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Capitol Rotunda, Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex, 501 North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120
Event Description: Annual affordable housing advocacy day at the state capitol. 

Philadelphia

Lead Organization: Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation

Event Contact: Ping Ho Lee

Email: plee@chinatown-pcdc.org

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: 1101 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Event Description: Our annual EXPO is a resource and service fair. Over 40 exhibitors present their products, service & resources on housing, healthcare, education, finance, social & legal services, and many more. There will be workshops and activities. Great for families. Workshops/Panels講座 Benefits and You 福利與您 Census 人口調查 2020 Consumers Rights and victim services 消費者權益和受害者服務 How Home Energy Conservation = Save Money 如何節省能源=省錢 How Increase Credit = Increase Saving 如何增加信用=增加儲蓄 Identifying Family Law Issues and Solutions 識別家庭法問題和解決方案 Legal services for older adults 長者法律服務 Mind-Body Health, & Parent-child relationships 親子關係與身心健康 Preventive Care 預防保健 Public Safety 公共安全 Activities 活動: Bike Testing 自行車測試 Children’s Workshop 兒童工作坊 Dental Screening 牙科檢查 Face Painting 臉部彩繪 Fire Truck Explore 消防車探索 Health Screening 健康檢查 Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment 骨科手法治療 PHL City ID Mobile site 費城市身份證流動站 Photo Booth 照相亭

Pittsburgh
Lead Organization: Habitat of Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh
Event Contact: Derek Kendall-Morris

Email: dmorris@pittsburghhabitat.org
Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Larimer Neighborhood of Pittsburgh
Event Description: To kick off the National Housing Week of Action, Habitat Pittsburgh and community volunteers will be working to stabilize the homes of low income homeowners through home repair and modification projects in the Larimer neighborhood of Pittsburgh.


PUERTO RICO

Lead Organization: Oxfam America

Event Contact (s): Leah Varsano and Sonya Acosta

Email: sacosta@nlihc.org

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.

Event Description: Advocates from Puerto Rico will meet with key Congressional offices in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the necessary resources for an equitable housing recovery following the devastating 2017 hurricane season. The delegation will focus on ensuring appropriated disaster housing recovery funds are released and reach all impacted Puerto Rican households. Closed event.

 

RHODE ISLAND

Pascoag

Lead Organization: NeighborWorks Blackstone River Valley

Event Contact: Meghan Rego

Email: mrego@neighborworksbrv.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: 105 George Eddy Road, Pascoag, RI 02859

Event Description: Fernwood Ribbon Cutting & Groundbreaking Come celebrate the completion of 8 new homes through the USDA's Mutual Self-Help Housing Program. For over a year, 8 families have been hard at work building their own homes on George Eddy Road in Pascoag, RI. On Tuesday, June 4th, we celebrate their accomplishments with the official ribbon cutting of these houses. Join us for a speaking program followed by tours of the new homes!

Providence
Lead Organization: Housing Network of Rhode Island and Homes RI
Event Contact: Katie West

Email: kwest@housingnetworkri.org
Date: May 30, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Rhode Island State House
Event Description: Homes RI is holding a housing rally to promote our policy priorities at the state and federal level which include investing in building and preserving affordable housing, increased rental subsidies, increased funding for supportive services for those who need them and removal of legal and administrative barriers to quality housing.

Providence

Lead Organization: Housing Network of Rhode Island, Signs of Providence, Homes RI, and Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless

Event Contact: Katie West

Email: kwest@housingnetworkri.org
Date: June 3, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:15 PM, program is from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Metcalf Auditorium, Chace Center/RISD Museum
Event Description: This event will feature a screening of the documentary "Lost in Providence," a film by Signs of Providence about a family experiencing eviction and homelessness. The screening will be followed by a community conversation with a panel of those involved with the film, people who have experienced homelessness/eviction, advocates, 
and policymakers.

 

Providence
Lead Organization: Housing Network of Rhode Island
Event Contact: Katie West

Email: kwest@housingnetworkri.org
Date: June 4, 2019
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Location: Rhode Island State House, 82 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02903
Event Description: Power of Community Advocacy Day will showcase local service providers and community development organizations at the Rhode Island State House so constituents and legislators can meet with them and learn about their work. The event will also have an advocacy component related to fair housing legislation and funding for affordable homes.

 

TENNESSEE

Memphis

Lead Organization: Midsouth Peace and Justice Center and H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality)

Event Contact: Ms. Tamara Hendrix

Email: tamara@midsouthpeace.org
Date: June 1, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

Location: Morris Park, 747 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38105

Event Description: We are having a rally/speak out with the community about how we feel if President Trump's proposals to cut the funding for rent for low-income persons and people with disabilities in the 2020 budget went through and how it would affect us. We will also have local vendors, barbeque, and service providers at the event for the community as well as for those experiencing homelessness. The event is called "The Time is Now."


TEXAS

Dallas

Event Contact: Sandy Rollins

Lead Organization: Texas Tenants Union

Email: sandy@txtenants.org

Date: June 5, 2019 

Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Location: 8035 E R L Thornton Freeway, Suite 535, Dallas, TX 75228

Event Description: The Texas Tenants' Union will host a letter writing event urging Congress to invest in affordable housing.

Frisco

Lead Organization: Dallas/Fort Worth Regional Housing Consortium

Event Contact: Alison Zarider

Email: alison@tacdc.org
Date: June 5, 2019
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 
Location: Collin College, Preston Ridge Campus, 9700 Wade Boulevard, Frisco, TX 75035
Event Description: The event on June 5 will be "Vouchers and Fair Housing: Unlocking Access to Opportunity." Speakers will include: Terry Hockenborough, Collin County Homeless Coalition; Dr. Myriam Igoufe, Dallas Housing Authority; elected officials from across the region. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. In 2016, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) required cities to complete an Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) pursuant to the new rule on "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing" (the "AFFH Rule"). A consortium of more than 20 Dallas-Fort Worth cities and housing authorities formed to do just that. Dr. Myriam Igoufe will discuss the insights of their report, and the issues and strategies that we can take as the Dallas/Fort Worth community to affirmatively further the 1968 doctrine. Additionally, Terry Hockenborough will discuss the Collin County Homeless Coalition's 2019 plans for combating homelessness. Both of our speakers will shed light on the status of fair housing, or lack thereof, in the North Texas region.


UTAH

Midvale

Lead Organization: Utah Housing Coalition

Event Contacts: June Hiatt

Emails: JHiatt@utahhousing.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: 7960 South Center Square, Midvale, UT 84047

Description: The Station at Midvale consists of 186 units with a combination of 1, 2, 3, and 4 spacious bedrooms. The facility is situated within one block of TRAX and boasts Energy Star construction for low utility costs. Two buildings will be located on the property. Other amenities include: fantastic club room, laundry hookup and facility, exercise facilities, office centers, dog parks, playgrounds, high speed internet, secure parcel delivery. Offered at this property are affordable and market rate units. Come on this tour to learn more about TOD and mixed market and low income housing.

 

Salt Lake City

Lead Organization: Utah Housing Coalition

Event Contacts: June Hiatt

Emails: JHiatt@utahhousing.org

Date: May 30, 2019

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Project Open Apartments, 355 North 500 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84103

Description: Between its first and second phases, Project Open will house 112 units, from studios to four bedrooms. As it stands, Project Open is 100% electric. Open is as much a social experiment as it is a building. The project will be fully open-sourced, and will even publicly report its energy usage and maintenance requirements. The entirety of its parking infrastructure is pre-wired for electric vehicles, and Giv is experimenting with ways of reducing transportation costs and fixing them to a regular monthly cost (for mod-income individuals and families). The initial experiment will see residents pay an affordable, fixed monthly payment that gives them a UTA pass, potentially a Greenbike pass, and an allotted amount of hours on electric vehicles. Come on this tour to learn about creative affordable housing developments, and mixed access to transit options for low to moderate income residents.
 


VERMONT

Burlington

Lead Organization: Northgate Resident Ownership Corporation

Event Contacts: Carol Jaramillo, Erhard Mahnke

Emails: cjaramillo@maloneyproperties.com, erhardm@vtaffordablehousing.org

Date: June 1, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: Northgate Community Center, 275 Northgate Road, Burlington, VT 05408

Description: We will be celebrating 30 years of affordable resident owned and controlled housing, our volunteers and our outstanding youth.

 

 

VIRGINIA

 

Alexandria

Lead Organization: National Alliance for HUD Tenants (NAHT)

Event Contact: Michael Kane

Email: michaelkane@saveourhomes.org

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM

Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Event Description: NAHT is hosting a lunch panel during their 25th annual conference titled "Fighting Cuts and Shutdowns, Empowering Tenants to Save Our Homes." Diane Yentel, President and CEO of NLIHC, will be speaking about the housing challenges faced by HUD tenants and proposals to empower tenants. Other speakers include Andrea Miller from the Peoples Budget Campaign;  Molly Parker, National Reporter with ProPublica; Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur for the Right to Adequate Housing; and Glyn Robbins from Defend Council Housing. You can register for the conference here. 

 

Alexandria

Lead Organization: National Alliance for HUD Tenants (NAHT)

Event Contact: Michael Kane

Email: michaelkane@saveourhomes.org

Date: June 9, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Holiday Inn and Suites, 625 First Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Event Description: Diane Yentel will be speaking on a panel at the workshop "How Radical Proposals to Cut or Shutdown the US Budget Could Displace Million from Their Homes" that will take place during NAHT's annual conference. This workshop will explain the basics of the HUD budget, the annual federal appropriations cycle, and  how deep cuts and rent increases  threaten HUD tenants in 2020 and beyond. Also on the panel will be Rachel Williams, President of Sunlight Manor; Andrea Miller from the Peoples Budget Campaign; and a representative from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. You can register for the conference here. 

 

Arlington

Lead Organization: Alliance for Housing Solutions

Event Contact: Michelle Winters

Email: michelle@allianceforhousingsolutions.org

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Location: Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy Street, Arlington, VA 22201

Event Description: Minneapolis recently adopted a bold new comprehensive plan that will transform the way the city will grow, taking steps toward addressing historic patterns of segregation and lack of affordability. The plan allows the development of tri-plex housing citywide, eliminates minimum parking requirements, and allows more high-density housing along transportation corridors. At this year’s Leckey Forum we will hear from Andrea Brennan, Director of Housing Policy and Development for Minneapolis, about how the city engaged with residents to develop this new plan. A panel of local leaders will discuss what we can learn from Minneapolis. The Leckey Forum is a free event designed to educate the public about housing affordability issues. Space is limited and participants are asked to register in advance to ensure their attendance. For more information visit https://allianceforhousing.squarespace.com/events/leckey2019

Statewide

Lead Organization: Campaign for Housing and Civic Engagement (CHASE)

Event Contact: Molly Jacobson

Email: chacevirginia@gmail.com

Date: May 30 - June 5

Location: Twitter and Facebook

Event Description: CHACE will share graphics on social media highlighting federal resources in each of Virginia's 11 Congressional Districts. Fellow Virginia housing advocates will be encouraged to share.


WASHINGTON

Edmonds
Lead Organization: Resident Action Project (RAP)
Event Contact: Mindy Woods

Email: melindawoods19@hotmail.com
Date:  June 3, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Edmonds Library, 650 Main Street, Edmonds, WA 98020
Event Description: RAP will host a public forum on homelessness made up of panelists that have experienced homelessness, service providers, and the library staff that see it on a daily basis.

Everett

Lead Organization: Snohomish County Resident Action Project

Event Contacts: Earl Hall and Mindy Woods

Email: earl@earlhall.commelindawoods19@hotmail.com

Date: June 2, 2019

Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA 98201

Event Description: The Snohomish County Resident Action Project will participate in 2019 North Sound Progressive People's Summit ("The Power of Participation") with a table and information about the organization and its partners that are working to eliminate homelessness. RAP will also provide information about the lack of affordable housing in the region. There will be opportunities to take action such as signing onto our letter to Congress and HUD, registering to vote, writing postcards to lawmakers and taking a photo with NLIHC posters to be tweeted out. 

Everett

Lead Organization: Housing Consortium of Everett and Snohomish County

Event Contacts: Mark Smith

Email: housingsnohomish@gmail.com

Date: June 7, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location:  Edward Hansen Conference Center/Angel of the Winds Arena

Event Description: Join 120+ industry experts, elected officials and interested stakeholders at Snohomish County’s only conference dedicated to affordable housing. There will be ample opportunity to learn about trends, issues and opportunities as well as engage in robust discussion with speakers and attendees. 

Seattle

Lead Organization: Resident Action Project (RAP)

Event Contacts: Mr. B and Derek Lum

Email: derekl@wliha.org

Date: May 22, 2019

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: 7700 Rainier Avenue South, Seattle, WA

Event Description: Resident Action Project members will be talking to residents of an affordable housing community about how RAP engages in local, state, and federal housing issues. A sign on letter will be signed and delivered to the residents congressperson.

Seattle

Lead Organization: Washington Low Income Housing Alliance, Resident Action Project (RAP)

Event Contact: Angela Compton

Email: compton93@gmail.com

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location: Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, 1301 5th Avenue, Suite 1500, Seattle, WA 98101

Event Description: RAP will host "Rise and Shine for Affordable Housing: A Panel Discussion on Innovative Solutions to Our Housing Crisis." Come and learn what local action is being done around our housing crisis and how you can plug-in and advocate! The event will be moderated by Representative Nicole Macri.  This is a free and accessible event. Coffee and tea will be served. 

Shoreline

Lead Organization:  Resident Action Project (RAP)

Event Contact: Mallory Van Abbema

Email: compton93@gmail.com

Date: June 5, 2019

Time: TBD

Location: TBD

Event Description:  RAP will be screening the PBS documentary "Sold Out: Affordable Housing At Risk". Participants can fill out postcards to send to Mr.Carson and their Congressional representatives. The last half an hour will be reserved for a  discussion of the film. 

Tacoma 

Lead Organization: Resident Action Project (RAP)

Event Contact: Molly Nichols

Email: molly@futurewise.org

Date: June 10, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Location: Tenants Union Tacoma

Event Description: The Tacoma Tenants Union and RAP will work together to call upon the federal government to not cut HUD or USDA funding. This will come from postcards filled out by Tenant Union members to be sent to their local Congresspeople.

Vancouver

Lead Organization: Resident Action Project

Event Contact: Shannon Livingood

Email: derekl@wliha.org

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Location: REACH property

Event Location: RAP members will flyer a REACH property near Vancouver, Washington. They will be talking about both our local affordable housing crisis and federal housing funding issues.

NATIONWIDE

Lead Organization: National Housing Trust

Event Contact: Halley Henry

Email: hhenry@nhtinc.org

Date: May 30 - June 5, 2019

Location: Digital

Event Description: The National Housing Trust is celebrating the 2019 Week of Action with an email series: "More than a Home." "More than a Home" explores how access to affordable housing provides more than just shelter to low-income families. Affordable housing is a platform for residents to access opportunities, including better education, accessible health care, jobs, and supportive services. This digital series will highlight those connections, with a spotlight on the personal stories of residents of affordable housing. Please join us in the "More than a Home" series and raise awareness about the importance of affordable housing by scheduling tweets (we have pre-drafted tweets for you to use!) and including or linking to our blogs in your emails or newsletter. You can find all the materials, pre-drafted posts, video links and blogs in our More than a Home Engagement Guide here: http://bit.ly/2X89wTW

Lead Organization: RESULTS

Event Contact: Jos Linn

Email: jlinn@results.org

Date: June 4, 2019

Time: 8:00 PM

Location of the Event: Online at: https://results.zoom.us/j/324294681

Event Description:  RESULTS, a national grassroots organization working to end poverty, invites you to join our June monthly webinar to hear about the importance of organizing your local communities to take action on housing. Our guest is author and scholar Hahrie Han, who will discuss her work how best to inspire and motivate people into civic action. We'll also highlight RESULTS' current housing work and how you can take action to make a difference. If you'd like to join this free webinar, please RSVP to jlinn@results.org.

 

NEW YORK

Manhattan
Lead Organization: New York Housing Conference
Event Contact: Jessica Facciponti

Email: Jessica.Facciponti@thenyhc.org
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD
Event Description: TBD

Syracuse
Lead Organization: Syracuse Greater Tenants Network
Event Contact: Sharon Sherman

Emailsharon@syracusetenant.org
Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: Syracuse, NY
Event Description: The Greater Syracuse Tenants Network will be collecting stories from residents of affordable homes and sharing those stories on twitter throughout the day. 

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