The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign sent a letter to Congress on July 13 urging robust investments in housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in any future reconciliation legislation. In particular, the campaign recommended expanding rental assistance by $25 billion to serve over 300,000 households; investing $65 billion to repair the nation’s public housing infrastructure for its more than 2 million residents; and investing $15 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build and preserve 150,000 affordable homes to help end homelessness. Signatories included 43 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, including Catholic Charities USA, Coalition on Human Needs, Healthy Schools Campaign, Legal Action Center, National Community Action Partnership, National Women’s Law Center, and others. Read the campaign’s letter here.
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign released a new podcast episode, “Segregation, Gentrification, and Fair Housing.” The thirty-eighth installment in OSAH’s podcast series, the new episode…August 1, 2022
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign welcomes two new state grantees: Arkansas Coalition of Housing and Neighborhood Growth for Empowerment and Kentucky Equal Justice Center. With the help of…July 25, 2022
A study released by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) explores the impact of family housing affordability on child development and educational outcomes. The paper reviews 64…July 18, 2022