During the most recent national call on coronavirus, housing, and homelessness, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) discussed the latest activities on Capitol Hill and the importance of sustained federal investments in affordable housing. Senator Hirono has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to ensure critical housing and homelessness protections and provisions are included in the next coronavirus relief package.
NLIHC’s Sarah Saadian, Joey Lindstrom, and Lisa Marlow shared updates from Capitol Hill, needed advocacy actions, and communications tools and tactics. We heard from Bethany Snyder of Community Solutions, Allison Bovell-Ammon of Children’s HealthWatch, and Emma Mahrabi of Children’s Defense Fund about how they are mobilizing and influencing members of Congress for #RentReliefNow. Rachel Stucker of Housing Alliance Delaware, Kate Watson of the Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition, and Thomas Adams of CommonBond Communities shared how their organizations are addressing the housing needs of their communities.
NLIHC hosts national calls on the Coronavirus, Housing, and Homelessness every week. On today’s call, we will be joined by Representatives Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). Register for today’s call (Monday, August 4 at 2:30 pm ET) at: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Watch a recording of the August 3 call at: tinyurl.com/yxsosj2b
Access presentation slides at: tinyurl.com/y4gbebl3