Attendees at NLIHC’s 2018 Policy Forum: Building the Movement learned how their organizations and communities can take action May 1-8 as part of the “Our Homes, Our Voices” National Housing Week of Action. Advocates viewed a video recap of highlights from the 2017 Our Homes, Our Voices campaign, which included more than 60 events in communities across the country July 22-29, 2017. Thirteen community leaders shared plans for their 2018 Week of Action events at the Forum. Activities planned for the week include writing letter campaigns to elected officials, meal- and story-sharing events, in-home community discussions, subsidized housing site visits, press events, rallies, meetings with elected officials, nonpartisan voter registration drives, and a special feature on public-access television. New events come from communities across the country, including Allentown, PA; Cambridge, MA; Charlottesville, VA; Cleveland, OH; Dayton, OH; Detroit, MI; Dover, DE; Eaton, OH; Miami, FL; Newton, MA; Palm Springs, CA; Philadelphia, PA; and Salt Lake City, UT. Additional Week of Action statewide events are in the early stages of planning in Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Utah, Virginia, and Washington state.
For more information on the “Our Homes, Our Voices” campaign, including the 2017 video recap, fact sheets, guides on how to get involved, a list of confirmed local events, downloadable posters and other resources, advocates can visit: https://www.ourhomes-ourvoices.org/
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