Opportunity Starts at Home to Hold Congressional Briefing, September 18

The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign will host a congressional briefing on Wednesday, September 18, 1:30–2:30 p.m. ET at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington DC (Room SVC 215). The briefing will feature three multi-sector Steering Committee members of the national campaign:

  • A representative from Children's HealthWatch will present the findings from its ground-breaking research on the deep connections between housing and health outcomes. 
  • A representative from Children's Defense Fund will discuss its recent Ending Child Poverty Now report, which demonstrated that housing vouchers are one of the most powerful federal tools to significantly and efficiently reduce childhood poverty.
  • A representative from National League of Cities will highlight its recent Homeward Bound report, which provides federal and local policy recommendations developed by over 20 mayors, councilmembers, and local leaders across the country.

As the presentations will demonstrate, the research is clear that stronger investments in affordable homes would generate multiplying returns in the form of better health outcomes and reduced healthcare expenditures, more vibrant and productive local economies, and increased economic mobility for low-income people.  Register for the briefing here