Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020, NLIHC’s non-partisan voter and candidate engagement project continues to push presidential candidates to address affordable housing and homelessness. Voters are demanding answers on the campaign trail and in televised town halls, and candidates are responding as never before.
Nevada HAND hosted former HUD Secretary Julian Castro - for a campaign surrogate for presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren - at a voter education event on February 18 at the Rose Gardens community in Las Vegas. Nevada HAND is the largest nonprofit developer in Nevada, and its Rose Gardens community serves low-income seniors. Secretary Castro spoke at the event about Senator Warren’s plans to address affordable housing for seniors and others as president. Images are available here on the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website.
At a nationally televised CNN Town Hall on February 18, Senator Bernie Sanders was asked a question from an audience member about how he would address the lack of affordable housing in America. In his response, Senator Sanders talked about his plan to build 10 million units of affordable housing and his proposal to implement national rent control. The full clip of this exchange—as well as more information on Senator Sanders’ affordable housing proposals—is available on his candidate profile on the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website.
At another nationally televised CNN Town Hall on February 20, Senator Warren was asked how she would solve chronic homelessness in America. The senator addressed the question in part by talking about the nation’s affordable housing crisis, the critical role the federal government needs to play in supporting affordable housing, and her proposals to do so – to a rousing crescendo of applause from the audience. “We need affordable housing in this country and that means we need to put federal resources in to be able to get it done,” Senator Warren said. “We can make this country work for everyone and that means a safe, affordable place to live. I’ll fight for it.” The video of her answer—as well as more information on her proposals to address affordable housing and homelessness in the U.S.—is available on her candidate profile on the Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 website.
For more information on what candidates are saying on affordable housing and homelessness, visit Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020.