National LGBTQ Task Force Joins Opportunity Starts at Home Steering Committee

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The National LGBTQ Task Force announced on November 14 that it is joining the Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign Steering Committee. The National LGBTQ Task Force, the country’s oldest national LGBTQ advocacy group, works to advance full freedom, justice and equality for LGBTQ people.  The Task Force is the latest addition to the campaign’s Steering Committee, which includes leading organizations from a wide range of sectors working shoulder-to-shoulder to solve the nation’s housing affordability crisis.

Research is increasingly clear that stable, affordable housing is a critical driver of positive outcomes in many areas of life, but such housing is much less assured for the LGBTQ community.  The Task Force is joining the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign because advancing equity for LGBTQ people demands access to safe, decent, and affordable homes. The campaign’s federal policy agenda articulates a bold package of solutions needed to solve the nation’s shortage of affordable homes, and the Task Force is eager to help push for congressional action.

“The Task Force is honored to join our colleagues on the Opportunity Starts at Home Steering Committee in the continued fight for affordable housing,” said Rea Carey, executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force.  “LGBTQ people, people of color, people with disabilities, formerly incarcerated people, and other marginalized populations have long struggled to meet our most basic needs. This campaign allows us to leverage our diverse perspectives and power in working together to ensure that all people have access to safe and secure housing. We look forward to bringing our dedication and expertise on these issues to the table.”

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