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Together, we will advance anti-racist policies and achieve the large-scale, sustained investments and reforms necessary to ensure that renters with the lowest incomes have an affordable place to call home. More than ever, bold policies are needed to ensure that people with the lowest incomes and the most marginalized people have a stable, affordable home.

To achieve this, we must:

  1. Bridge the gap between incomes and housing costs by expanding rental assistance to every eligible household. Today, only one in four households eligible for rental assistance receive it. Learn more about how we can ensure rental assistance is universally available.
  2. Expand and preserve the supply of rental homes affordable and accessible to people with the lowest incomes. There is no state or congressional district in America with enough supply of affordable housing for families with the lowest incomes. Learn more about ways to build and preserve affordable homes, and see how much your state could receive for the construction and preservation of deeply affordable homes through the national Housing Trust Fund.
  3. Provide emergency rental assistance to households in crisis by creating a national housing stabilization fund. Millions of households are one financial shock away from economic hardship that could quickly spiral out of control. Learn more about how we can stabilize households during a crisis.
  4. Strengthen and enforce renter protections. The power imbalance between renters and landlords put renters at risk of housing instability and homelessness. Learn more about how we can build power for renters.

Take Action

Join the HoUSed national campaign!

Sign our national letter to Congress! See our current list of signatories

Contact your Representatives and Senators!

Legislative Opportunities

Congress must use every opportunity to advance bold housing solutions that move our nation towards universal, stable, and affordable homes for everyone!

Learn more about the Housed USA national campaign priorities for major housing investments in the Build Back Better Act, and how targeted housing investments are foundational to health, racial equity, climate change, and the care economy. 

Learn about other legislation that advances the HoUSed campaign’s policy agenda.

The Housing Crisis

Even before the pandemic, America was in the grips of an affordable housing crisis, most severely impacting the most marginalized and lowest-income people.

Learn about the housing crisis and its impact on renters.

Find information about the crisis in your state and how much renters need to earn to afford rent.

Housing is linked to nearly every measure of having a quality life: