The Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) campaign has announced a new grant opportunity for state-level organizations interested in expanding multi-sector partnerships and influencing federal housing policy. It is critical that elected officials in the U.S. Congress hear from their own constituents as well as national advocates about the need for stable, affordable housing. The new grant will support such involvement by providing selected state-based organizations with financial assistance for one year, as well as formal recognition as state affiliates of the OSAH national campaign. Selected organizations will also be featured on the OSAH website, participate in cohort learning experiences with other state grantees, and gain access to networks and technical assistance from the OSAH campaign. Proposals from interested organizations are due by December 1, 2023.
To be eligible to submit a proposal, state-based organizations must: (1) support the federal housing solutions included in the OSAH campaign’s national policy agenda; (2) be committed to elevating and amplifying racial equity in their housing justice work (whether related to education, health, civil rights, criminal justice, environment, faith, or other sectors); and (3) be prepared to leverage multi-sector partners to engage federal elected officials who represent their state. Please note that to be eligible, organizations must have a predominantly state-level focus; those with a predominantly local/regional focus are not eligible.
Please click here to read more about the goals of the grant, eligibility requirements, and next steps. If your organization is interested in applying for this grant, please email the OSAH campaign director, Chantelle Wilkinson, at [email protected].