On January 16, 2020, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign hosted an event at the National Press Club in Washington DC entitled “Broadening the Movement: Housing as a National Priority in 2020.” Speakers included: Diane Yentel, President and CEO, National Low Income Housing Coalition Irma Esparza Diggs, Senior Executive and Director of Federal Advocacy, National […]
On August 16, the campaign hosted its first informational webinar about its progress, short- and long-term plans, policy advocacy goals, and ways to get involved. Over 1,000 individuals registered from every corner of the country, including a multi-sector array of public and private organizations at the local, state, and federal levels.
Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), explains the importance of housing to the civil rights community, why racial inequities cannot be tackled without addressing housing, and why housing is a key priority for the NAACP.
Bob Greenstein, founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discusses the affordable housing crisis, why it demands a multi-sector response, why it demands federal action, and how we build the political will to implement robust solutions.
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