Learn about the NLIHC-led United for Homes (UFH) campaign to end homelessness and housing poverty by visiting the new UFH website and by attending a March 2 webinar about the campaign. The UFH campaign calls for modest reforms to the mortgage interest deduction (MID) that would benefit millions of lower income homeowners and generate revenue to end homelessness and housing poverty in America. With tax reform a priority for the 115th Congress and reforms to the MID being considered, the time is ripe for the UFH solutions. Get involved!
The new UFH website features important information about the campaign’s proposal, breaks down the impact of the proposal both nationally and by state, and provides resources for advocating with Members of Congress and communicating through social and traditional media. The new website provides an array of tools and strategies to engage others to join the campaign, updates on new legislation and calls to action related to the campaign, and a list of the more than 2,300 current UFH endorsers. Check out the website at: www.unitedforhomes.org and let us know what you think.
NLIHC invites all affordable housing advocates to join a webinar on March 2, 2 pm ET to learn about the United for Homes campaign and NLIHC’s 2017 edition of The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Housing (see Memo, 2/21). The webinar will review critical findings from The GAP report, share key information and resources from the newly designed UFH website, and provide legislative updates related to affordable housing, comprehensive tax reform, and the MID. Register for the March 2 webinar at: http://bit.ly/2kr9AiH
The next monthly UFH endorser webinar is scheduled for March 8, 2 pm ET. This webinar will focus on how to effectively organize and advocate for the UFH campaign and on ways to expand the movement to include allies in healthcare, education, transportation, labor, and other sectors.
If you have not already registered for the monthly UFH endorser webinars, register for the March 8 event at: http://bit.ly/2irHS2E. Once you register, you will not need to register again for the monthly UFH endorser webinars.
If you are not already a UFH endorser, please join the campaign at: http://bit.ly/2lXytCa