Officially launched on March 21 at the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement, Opportunity Starts at Home is a multi-sector housing campaign to meet the rental housing needs of the nation’s lowest income people. Stakeholders across sectors are increasingly recognizing the importance of housing for their own goals and priorities. Housing affordability is central to achieving better health, higher educational attainment, and longer lifetime earnings. It makes sense that leaders from health care, education, civil rights and many other sectors are ready to join in advocacy efforts to advance solutions to make homes affordable for our nation’s most vulnerable households.
The best way to stay updated on the campaign’s progress is to regularly check the website at www.opportunityhome.org. There you will find recent press coverage; blog posts from the campaign’s multi-sector national partners about why they joined the campaign; detailed research and fact sheets that tie housing to other sectors like education, health care, economic growth, criminal justice, veterans, and more; videos and infographics; and various actions such as sending letters to Congress, recruiting new voices to the campaign, and tweeting elected officials.
In particular, you should watch a short video on the website homepage featuring senior leaders from NLIHC, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, National Association of Community Health Centers, NAACP, Children’s Defense Fund, Food Research & Action Center, National Education Association, and National Alliance to End Homelessness explaining how affordable housing deeply impacts their own sectors of work and why we must break down silos.
Please sign up for the campaign’s newsletter on its website, and please be sure to follow the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign on Twitter: @OppStartsatHome #OpportunityStartsatHome
For more information, contact Mike Koprowski, National Campaign Director for Opportunity Starts at Home: firstname.lastname@example.org