As the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak mount, Americans living near or below the poverty line are experiencing hardships no one should have to bear. With members on Congress on recess this month, use virtual lobby meetings and letters to the editor to remind them to prioritize housing and hunger in the next COVID-19 response bill. (Word version)
Use this laser talk to make the case for emergency rental assistance for millions of families struggling to keep a roof over their heads, a national moratorium on evictions, and for bold solutions to address our affordable housing crisis including a renters’ credit.
Guest Speakers: Sarah Saadian, Vice President of Public Policy at the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC); Shawn Baker, Chief Nutritionist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
The COVID-19 outbreak will have a huge impact on low-income Americans trying to secure stable housing, which means our advocacy is crucial now more than ever. Use spring recess meetings and our April 4 webinar with Nicholas Kristof to invite new people in the advocacy to end poverty. (Word version)
Paychecks aren’t keeping up with rents. That forces millions of people in the U.S. to choose between a place to live and their other basic needs. And for some, it means not having a place to live at all. A renters’ tax credit could help change this.