Our communities are stronger when we all have a safe, stable, affordable place to call home, no matter our race or income. This has never been more evident than right now, amidst our current COVID-19 public health crisis and economic environment.
We all have a part to play. Grocery workers, nurses, delivery drivers, teachers, and other designated essential workers have been doing their part to hold our community together during our Shelter in Place order. We can all unite together to respond to this crisis by advocating for the resources, policies, and support our communities need.
Everyone needs housing. Housing is one of the most critical tools we have to protect our families and neighbors from COVID-19, by ensuring everyone has a place to get and stay healthy. Affordable housing is also foundational to our economic recovery ahead, to help America’s workforce get back on their feet, offer protections for the individuals and families who have and will suffer layoffs and cutbacks, as well as pumps billions of dollars into the nation’s economy by creating hundreds of thousands of new jobs through affordable housing construction.
That’s why we need Affordable Housing Month — a month of discussion, advocacy, and events as we work to make sure that all of our neighbors, Black and White, Latinx and Asian, Native and newcomer, have a safe, stable place to live. Join us!