The Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action is in full swing. Organizations and individuals across the country continue to lift their voices in support of affordable homes. Here are a just few of the events that took place yesterday, May 2, as part of Our Homes, Our Voices:
Members of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition met with Senator Angus King to discuss the lack of affordable homes in Maine and across the country and how Congress can address the shortage.
COHHIO released a series of short videos of people from many different backgrounds discussing why safe, decent, affordable housing is essential.
The Vote for Homes Coalition hosted an in-person call-in day to communicate to elected officials about the importance of funding affordable housing.
The Lincoln Homes Resident Council held a resident-led conversation about affordable homes.
Here are some of the Our Homes, Our Voices events taking place today, May 3:
Phoenix, AZ: The Arizona Housing Coalition members will call their state legislators about the need for more affordable homes.
Los Angeles, CA: The Southern California Association for Nonprofit Housing, Enterprise Community Partners, LA Voice, Uplift Inglewood, and the Social Justice Learning Institute will host a panel discussion with local community leaders and State Senator Steven Bradford. The discussion will focus on keeping Inglewood affordable. Click here for more information.
Sacramento, CA: The Sacramento Housing Alliance will share information about how to get involved in housing advocacy at the Under One Roof Open House. To learn more, click here.
Dover, DE. The Housing Alliance of Delaware will host the 2018 Day for Housing. The day will consist of presentations from local, statewide and federal housing advocates and government officials.
West Palm Beach, FL: The Homeless Coalition of Palm Beach County is revamping their Real Change Meters Program and will organize volunteers around service to strengthen the program and its fundraising efforts.
Florida: The Florida Housing Coalition and the Sadowski Coalition will encourage advocates across the state to call the offices of state legislators to voice support for affordable housing.
East St. Louis, IL: Housing Action Illinois will host a lunch and community roundtable conversation at CDBG Operations Corporation. Participants will explore ways to best raise the importance of housing and homelessness with elected officials and candidates for public office during this election season.
Frankfort, KY: The Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky will host a nonpartisan voter registration drive. To learn more, click here.
Maryland: Homes for America will host nonpartisan voter registration events in 48 residential communities across Maryland.
Camden, NJ: Parkside Business & Community in Partnership, Inc. will celebrate being awarded a grant that will enable them to implement their resident-driven strategic plan for redevelopment of their neighborhood.
Brooklyn, NY: The New York Housing Conference and Red Hook Initiative will host an event to give public housing and HUD–assisted residents the opportunity to tell Congress and the administration how important HUD funding is.
Syracuse, NY: The Greater Syracuse Tenants Network will visit residents of public housing and HUD-assisted housing sites across Syracuse to record and share the stories of people who benefit from access to affordable homes.
Eaton, OH: The Home is the Foundation (HIT Foundation), along with the Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board, Preble County Family and Children First Council and the YWCA Dayton–Preble County Office, is hosting a panel discussion on affordable housing in Preble County, OH. Federal, state and local government officials, as well as local advocates and consumers, are invited to participate in the discussion.
Oregon: Oregon Housing Alliance will encourage members to call their state legislators. Find out more here.
Providence, RI: The housing community in Rhode Island will recognize U.S. Senator Jack Reed for his innovative leadership in helping to create the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF). Representatives of Crossroads RI and Pawtucket Housing Authority will speak as recipients of Rhode Island’s first allocation of HTF funding.
Richmond, VA: State and local elected officials have been invited to tour the construction site of the New Clay House, a permanent supportive housing project in downtown Richmond that is owned and operated by Virginia Supportive Housing.
Let’s keep the momentum going! Please use social media to get the word out about events you are attending or hosting. Remember to use #OurHomesOurVoices and @OurHomesOurVoices when at events!