At its 86th annual meeting, the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) passed a resolution to “support and affirm” the Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable housing campaign. “Communities across the country are challenged by ongoing federal disinvestment in affordable housing,” states the Resolution. “The research is clear that housing is inextricably linked to nearly every measure of having a quality life.”
The USCM is the official non-partisan organization of the 1,408 cities in the U.S. with populations of 30,000 or more. Each city is represented in the Conference by its mayor. During the Conference’s annual meetings, standing committees recommend resolutions they believe should be adopted by the organization, with each city casting one vote. The positions adopted at the annual meeting collectively represent the views of the nation’s mayors and are sent to the U.S. president and Congress.
The USCM Resolution concludes: “Be it resolved, that the U.S. Conference of Mayors, through the Committee on Community Development and Housing, supports and affirms the goals of the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign.”
The campaign is pleased to receive this powerful endorsement and looks forward to further collaboration with the USCM. Read the full Resolution here.