Through the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign, leading national and state organizations from an array of sectors are pushing Congress to act on more robust and equitable housing policies. Even before the pandemic, America was in the grips of an affordable housing crisis, most severely impacting the most marginalized and lowest-income people. Advocates from health, education, racial equity, food security, environmental protection, economic mobility, domestic violence, social work, faith, and more are recognizing that affordable homes are inextricably linked to their own priorities and concerns. As Congress begins to discuss robust infrastructure and recovery packages, we have a historic opportunity to advance bold housing solutions. These solutions are more likely to come to fruition when multi-sector coalitions are leading the way, as opposed to housing advocates alone.
This webinar series will explore the opportunities, challenges, and best practices of building multi-sector coalitions to advance policy, featuring speakers from leading national and state organizations from many fields of work.
Kendra Knighten, Policy Associate, Idaho Asset Building Network
Gina Wilt, Advocacy Director, COHHIO
Sharon Barker, our Vice President and COO, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey
Tara Rollins, Executive Director, Utah Housing Coalition