During last week’s second round of Democratic debates, several presidential candidates talked about affordable housing solutions for the first time ever in a presidential debate. Eleven presidential candidates have released major plans or other proposals to address the housing crisis, with most of the plans centering on the needs of the lowest-income renters and people experiencing homelessness, and more are coming soon. The candidates are talking about their housing plans on the campaign trail – in town halls, forums, coffees and beyond. A full fifteen months before election day, housing policy is part of the presidential campaigns as never before.
Let’s keep it going!
Add your organization to a national letter urging ABC, Univision, and the moderators of the next debate to ask the candidates about the most important issue impacting our economic wellbeing, health, educational success, and so much more – affordable homes.
The housing crisis is an issue of paramount importance to voters. According to a recent national public opinion poll commissioned by NLIHC’s Opportunity Starts at Home campaign, 60% of people in America say housing affordability is a serious problem where they live, and 61% report having to make sacrifices because they were struggling with housing costs. Eighty-three percent say elected officials are not paying enough attention to the need for more affordable housing, nearly 8 in 10 people in America say the president should “take major action” to make housing more affordable for low-income families.
We need to hear all presidential candidates share what they will do to make homes affordable to the tens of millions who are struggling to keep roofs over their heads or who have no homes at all. Sign the letter to debate moderators today!
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