What a powerful week!
From May 1 through May 8, thousands of advocates in dozens of cities and towns across the country raised their voices in support of increased investments in affordable homes for those with the greatest needs during the Our Homes, Our Voices National Housing Week of Action.
The Week of Action featured over 125 events and activities around the country, more than doubling the actions taken in 2017. Resident leaders and other advocates for affordable homes attended legislative meetings and participated in teach-ins, rallies, letter-writing campaigns, housing builds, candidate forums, call-in days, Tweetstorms, trainings, and socials.
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Members of Congress heard from from thousands of constituents by mail, phone calls, and emails and at events and meetings around the country. Advocates educated their members of Congress and other elected officials about the ways affordable housing has positively impacted their lives, and why more investments in affordable homes are needed. Legislators attending Our Homes, Our Voices events saw the direct benefits of affordable housing and spoke to their constituents about their commitment to addressing homelessness and housing poverty in America.
Together we generated media stories around the country and thousands of tweets and social media posts about Our Homes, Our Voices. Your active engagement on social media produced more than 16,000 impressions.
Please take a moment to celebrate your hard work! All of us at NLIHC thank you for your tremendous dedication and energy. We invite you to continue your advocacy efforts by joining NLIHC and by pledging to continue working to ensure those with the greatest needs have access to safe, accessible homes they can afford.
Thank you for participation in this successful Week of Action! I am always grateful for and inspired by your dedication and activism.