The United for Homes (UFH) campaign will continue its series of monthly webinars for current campaign endorsers with an April 12, 2 pm ET webinar “Just in Time for Tax Day—Deductions, Credits, and Homeownership.” Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center Institute Fellow and Co-Director Eric Toder will provide a detailed analysis of the implications of the UFH proposal to convert the mortgage interest deduction (MID) to a tax credit.
Attendees of all UFH endorser webinars will have firsthand access to key resources and best practices to share the message of rebalancing federal housing expenditures through modest reforms to the MID. The March webinar, “New Partners, New Voices—Expanding the United for Homes Campaign,” expanded on how endorsers can garner support among non-housing partners that share a commitment to social justice. It discussed the interconnectedness of affordable housing and education, public health, wages, and transportation and shared tips to successfully mobilize groups from these sectors in support of rebalancing federal housing policy to ensure the lowest income people in America have decent, stable, and affordable homes. Bringing on endorsers from a broad cross-section of sectors will be essential as the campaign builds beyond its current 2,300 UFH organizational and elected official supporters. The February UFH webinar reviewed strategic opportunities to engage with the media and provided talking points, sample tweets, op-eds, and press releases that can be used to spread a compelling message.
Future webinars will feature guest experts, policymakers, advocates, and researchers on topical issues. All webinars and resources, including the UFH Media Tool Kit, state-specific information, NLIHC’s report The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Homes, taxpayer profiles, scripts for engaging members of Congress, and more are available on the UFH website at: http://www.unitedforhomes.org/
If you have not already registered for the monthly UFH endorser webinars, register for the April 12 event at: http://bit.ly/2irHS2E. Once you register, you will no longer need to register again for the monthly UFH endorser webinars.
View the previous United for Homes endorser webinars at: http://www.unitedforhomes.org/webinars/
If you are not already a UFH endorser, please join the campaign at: http://www.unitedforhomes.org/join-the-movement/
If you are not sure if you are a UFH endorser, check the list of current endorsers at: http://www.unitedforhomes.org/national-supporters/