More than 600 organizations are calling on the moderators of this week’s presidential candidate debate to ask the candidates about their solutions to the housing affordability crisis. The letter, sent on September 5 to ABC and Univision debate moderators George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Jorge Ramos, urges the moderators to ask each candidate: how will you address the nation’s affordable housing crisis?
Eleven presidential candidates have released plans and proposals to address the U.S. housing affordability crisis, with most centering on the needs of the lowest-income renters and people experiencing homelessness, and several candidates mentioned affordable housing during the past debates. The moderators of first two Democratic presidential debates failed, however, to directly ask the candidates what they would do to address homelessness and housing poverty in America. Voters and advocates alike want to know where the candidates stand on housing!
Make sure the moderators hear your voice too! Join NLIHC in a tweetstorm on Wednesday, September 11, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET to urge the debate moderators to ask about affordable housing in the debate.
Learn more about NLIHC’s nonpartisan voter and candidate engagement project, Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 where we track candidates’ proposals and positions on affordable housing.