The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign sent a letter on April 13 to congressional leaders urging critical housing and homelessness resources in the potential “Phase 4” coronavirus relief package. The letter was signed by nearly 50 leading national organizations from the campaign’s multi-sector Steering Committee and Roundtable. Signatories represented a range of organizations from such sectors as education, healthcare, civil rights, faith, criminal justice, food security, municipal governance, child welfare, social work, gender and LGBTQ equity, environmental, domestic violence, and more. The letter calls on Congress to invest in urgent needs which were not fully addressed in the previous relief package, as well as outlines long-term strategies that will promote housing stability during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the letter here.
Additionally, last week, the campaign launched a "Take Action" page where advocates can send pre-formatted letters to their federal elected officials urging them to include significant housing resources in the next COVID-19 relief package. Since its release, advocates have sent 725 letters to Congress. To take action today, click here.
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