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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.
  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!

Contact your Representatives and Senators!

Ask your Senators and Representatives to join a Dear Colleague letter led by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Ritchie Torres (D-NY), calling on Congress to include the HoUSed campaign’s priorities in the American Recovery Plan. The letter is open to Members of Congress, who can sign on by contacting Matt Traylor at [email protected] or Christopher Jerrolds at [email protected]The deadline is Friday, April 2.

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 American Jobs Plan Act.

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: