The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign sent a letter to Congress on July 13 urging robust investments in housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in any future reconciliation legislation. In particular, the campaign recommended expanding rental assistance by $25 billion to serve over 300,000 households; investing $65 billion to repair the nation’s public housing infrastructure for its more than 2 million residents; and investing $15 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build and preserve 150,000 affordable homes to help end homelessness. Signatories included 43 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, including Catholic Charities USA, Coalition on Human Needs, Healthy Schools Campaign, Legal Action Center, National Community Action Partnership, National Women’s Law Center, and others. Read the campaign’s letter here.
Senator Kaine and Representative Peters Introduce NLIHC/OSAH-Supported Bill to Ban Source-of-Income Discrimination
On June 23, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced the “Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2022” (S.4485) in the U.S. Senate, and Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) introduced a corresponding bill (H.R.…June 27, 2022
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign has released a new podcast episode, “Exploring the Deep Connection Between Housing and Safety.” The thirty-sixth installment in OSAH’s podcast series, the new…June 13, 2022
The John W. Gardner Center at Stanford University has released a study exploring the connections between housing instability and negative educational outcomes among students in San Mateo County,…June 6, 2022