Members of Congress are home in their states and districts now through Labor Day. This is an ideal time for advocates to schedule an in-district meeting or site visit with your federal lawmakers to educate them about the importance of affordable housing and how potential budget cuts will hurt people with low incomes.
NLIHC has prepared resources that advocates can use, including our Summer/Fall 2017 Issues Guide, outlining the top five affordable housing and related issues before Congress. Other resources are available from the National Housing Week of Action “Our Homes, Our Voices” campaign, including talking points, sample op-eds, tweets, and how-to guides for setting up in-district meetings and site visits. Advocates can check out www.TownHallProject.com to see if and when lawmakers are holding town hall meetings you can attend.