Welcome to the first week of NAHRO’s August Advocacy initiative! To kick off this year’s campaign, NAHRO is joining other national housing stakeholders to bring attention to housing affordability issues affecting many Americans today. This week marks the Our Homes, Our Voices Week of Action, a national campaign that calls for greater investment in affordable housing. Housing advocacy groups nationwide participate in this annual week of activism, which seeks to amplify housing concerns and educate members of Congress on the crucial needs facing public and affordable housing agencies and their residents. The ultimate goal of this week of action is to articulate how safe and accessible housing benefits communities and to inform Congress that it must fully invest in housing resources in order to protect it.
In collaboration with the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding, NAHRO members and other interested stakeholders can participate in a number of impactful events that will allow you to make your voices heard. You can use the hashtag #OurHomesOurVoices to join a national Twitterstorm on Wednesday, July 26, at 2 p.m. and share why you support investment in affordable housing. You can join hundreds of advocates in calling their members of Congress as part of a National Call-In Day on Thursday, July 27, at 2 p.m.
For more information on these events, visit the Our Homes, Our Voices website and look out for reminder emails from NAHRO in the coming days.