The 2016 election campaigns are in high gear. Candidates are making promises and asking for votes. Join forces with the Make Room campaign to ensure affordable housing is a priority on politicians’ agenda. NLIHC and organizations across the nation are joining with Make Room to send 1 million messages to Congress to get housing affordability on the agenda by Election Day.
Make Room is a partnership between Enterprise Community Partners, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, CohnReznick LLP, and others to “give voice to struggling renters and elevate rental housing on the agendas of our nation’s leaders. . . , [to advocate] for better policies, and [to tell] the stories of real families who can’t make rent today.”
Here are three ways you can support the campaign:
- Join the campaign. Sign your organization onto the national letter or sign up as an individual.
- Raise the profile of affordable housing issues locally. The Make Room Advocacy Toolkit includes sample letters to the editor, emails, e-newsletters, social media messages, website promos, and questions to ask members of Congress at town hall meetings. It also features best practices for meeting with your elected officials one-on-one or inviting them to tour affordable housing developments.
- Spread the word. Encourage other national, state, and local organizations, elected officials, and advocates who believe that housing is a critical resource for our communities to join the campaign.
Our nation is facing a housing affordability crisis of record proportions. Too many Americans cannot make rent, and Congress has done little to ease this growing burden. Every day until Election Day, together let’s deliver one clear message to Congress: Americans cannot afford places to live and need help.
We hope you will join us. We cannot achieve our ambitious goal of 1 million messages without you.
Sign onto the Make Room national letter at: http://bit.ly/2aWFQGs
Join the campaign as an individual at: http://bit.ly/2aympnq
See the Make Room Advocacy Toolkit at: http://bit.ly/2aRqoaJ