Today is the last day of the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action. The National Low Income Housing Coalition will host a Tweetstorm from 2:00 to 3:00 pm ET today to cap off the week. Don’t miss your last chance to make your voice heard!
Tweet at members of Congress about how they can support the creation of affordable homes. Use pictures you’ve taken throughout the Week of Action, as well as the social media images, a fact sheet, and infographics available on the Our Homes, Our Voices national events page. Please make sure to use #OurHomesOurVoices and @OurHomesVoices.
Don’t tweet? Share sample messages and images on other social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram, tag your member of Congress, and use #OurHomesOurVoices.
Thousands of advocates participated in more than 110 events and activities around the country during the Week of Action. Here are just a few highlights:
On Monday, May 7, in Boston, Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Mayor Marty Walsh (D) unveiled a new #ABetterDeal proposal to provide $70 billion in investments over five years to repair and sustain the country’s public housing stock.
Activists all over the county participated in the National Call-In Day yesterday, May 7. Below are tenants from Village de Memoire in Louisiana making calls to their legislators.
On Saturday, May 5, activists protested outside the vacant North Boulevard Homes, a public housing development in West Tampa, FL, where more than 3,000 people once lived. The property is expected to be rebuilt, but as a mix of affordable and market rent apartments and condos.
On Wednesday May 2, Senator Angus King (I-ME) spoke to a crowd of housing advocates about the lack of affordable housing in Maine and throughout the country, about his support for the recent omnibus spending bill that increased funding to HUD by 10%, and about the upcoming FY19 funding bill.
This week’s actions showed the power of advocates uniting together for a common cause. We must continue to advocate forcefully to ensure the lowest income people have decent, safe, accessible, and affordable homes.
Go to https://www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org/local-events to see a listing of actions carried out around the country.