In only 28 counties, out of over 3,000 counties nationwide, can a full-time worker earning minimum wage afford a one-bedroom rental home
National Low Income Housing Coalition, 2018
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The campaign identifies key policy strategies that are essential for Congress to act upon.
Sign a letter that would urge Congress to expand the national Housing Trust Fund to $3.5 billion annually.
“The nation’s historically marginalized households and those with the lowest incomes live in safe, accessible, affordable homes in neighborhoods that are free from discrimination and where everyone has equitable opportunities to thrive.”
“Build a movement with stakeholders from many sectors to generate widespread support for federal policies that correct long-standing racial inequities and economic injustices by ensuring quality housing for people with low incomes.”
“Through federal housing policies that expand resources and correct long-standing structural and racial inequities, we will ensure that people with the lowest incomes can afford a good home, which adds to their quality of life through better health, greater educational attainment, and stronger earnings.”