National Low Income Housing Coalition (nlihc.org) – August 10,2018
The Opportunity Starts at Home
“Broadening the Housing Movement” Webinar
August 16, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm CDT
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign will host its first informational webinar
on August 16 from 2:00-3:00 pm CT titled “Broadening the Housing Movement.” Featured speakers are Mike Koprowski, national campaign director, and Chantelle Wilkinson, national campaign coordinator. Other speakers include:
- Diane Yentel, president and CEO of NLIHC
- Dan Hawkins, senior vice president of the National Association of Community Health Centers
- Greg Payne, director of the Maine Affordable Housing Coalition
This webinar is open to all individuals and organizations interested in learning more about this exciting multi-sector housing campaign. Attendees will learn about the campaign’s progress, short- and long-term plans, policy advocacy goals, and ways to get involved.
Help us build this movement by spreading the word within your organizations and to your allies in other sectors, from education to healthcare to civil rights.
Opportunity Starts at Home is a long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the rental housing needs of the nation’s low-income people.
Housing affordability is central to other national priorities, like health care, food security, education and more. Yet the gap between rents and incomes is growing, and this is compounded by unprecedented threats to federal housing assistance. Proven solutions to ending homelessness and housing instability exist – what’s missing is the political will to provide resources that will put these solutions into practice in communities across the nation.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (nlihc.org) launched the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign together with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, Children’s HealthWatch, Make Room, and the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and with a steering committee of partners including Catholic Charities USA, the Children’s Defense Fund, Community Catalyst, the Food Research and Action Center, NAACP, National Alliance on Mental Illness, the National Association of Community Health Centers, the National Education Association, and UnidosUS.