NLIHC conducted a webinar for affordable housing advocates on July 31 about engaging voters and candidates in the upcoming elections on the issue of affordable housing as part of its nonpartisan Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020 project.
NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel opened the webinar with context about why it is so important to engage candidates on affordable housing and to involve low-income renters in voting — and explained how this is our moment for big change. NLIHC partners Elissa Margolin, director of Housing New Hampshire and lead for Our Homes, Our Votes, Our New Hampshire, and Lauren Johnson, policy and communications coordinator at Polk County Housing Trust Fund and lead for Our Homes, Our Votes, Our Iowa, talked about their efforts to engage the 2020 presidential candidates in their early primary states and shared their observations on what is working to mobilize voters around affordable housing.
The webinar provided concrete tips for how you can be engaged in nonpartisan voter and candidate activities, how to access and use resources developed by NLIHC and others, and how to get started. This isa unique moment in the affordable housing movement: constituents are demanding candidates develop and share their solutions, and presidential aspirants are responding like never before. There is much to be done before election day. Get involved, because affordable homes are built with ballots!
View the webinar at: https://tinyurl.com/y6k29edp
Additional resources are at: www.ourhomes-ourvotes.org