The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign is building a coalition of stakeholders from many different sectors to generate widespread support for federal policies that protect and expand affordable housing. The campaign aims to broaden the movement for affordable homes. New fact sheets and other resources on the connections between housing and other sectors are available to help those interested in participating in the campaign to build the movement.
Leaders and advocates in other sectors beyond housing are increasingly realizing that affordable homes are inextricably linked to their own priorities and goals, and they are joining the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign. The research continues to mount that housing is inextricably linked to nearly every measure of a quality life – education, health care, civil rights, economic mobility, poverty reduction, economic productivity and growth, social unity, homeless prevention, veterans’ wellbeing, and more.
The Opportunity Starts at Home website provides powerful research to help policymakers and the public understand the deep connections between affordable housing and these other priorities. To see fact sheets, infographics, and more, check out the following “sector” pages:
- Health & Housing
- Education & Housing
- Civil Rights & Housing
- Economic Mobility & Housing
- Economic Productivity & Housing
- Homelessness & Housing
- Criminal Justice & Housing
- Veterans & Housing
More sector pages, like ones on “Hunger & Housing” and “Immigration & Housing,” are in the works. For updates on the campaign, be sure to follow on Twitter: @OppStartsatHome #OpportunityStartsatHome