For students, opportunity starts with having a home

By Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association One of my favorite photos is of the students...

Learn more

Opportunity Starts at Home campaign introduces the “Opportunity Roundtable”

The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign held a multi-sector event on May 10 in Washington D.C. to officially introduce its “Opportunity...

Learn more
Opportunity Roundtable

What is the Opportunity Roundtable? The Opportunity Roundtable is a new initiative which enables the Opportunity Starts at Home...

Learn more
Opportunity Starts at Home Newsletter (May 2018)

May 2018 What is Opportunity Starts at Home? The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign is a longterm, dynamic, multi-sector...

Learn more
FRAC Chat: Opportunity Starts at Home

By Jim Weill | FRAC President The Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) has joined with a diverse group...

Learn more
Child Watch® Column: Child Opportunity and Stability Starts at Home

By Marian Wright Edelman Fifty years ago this week the Civil Rights Act of 1968, also known as the...

Learn more
Anti-hunger advocates ARE housing advocates

“Severely cost-burdened renters are 23 percent more likely than those with less severe burdens to face difficulty purchasing food....

Learn more
A Stable, Affordable Home is a Prescription for Good Health

By: Dr. Megan Sandel, Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch As a doctor, I know that a stable, affordable home is...

Learn more
Opportunities for Latino Families Start at Home

  By: UnidosUS For the last 50 years, UnidosUS has worked to empower Latinos to contribute to our nation’s...

Learn more
What is Opportunity Starts at Home?

Housing affordability is central to other national priorities, like health care, economic growth, food security, education, civil rights, and...

Learn more
Opportunity Starts at Home. Our Advocacy Starts Now.

By: The National Alliance to End Homelessness The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign is a long-term effort. Its strategy...

Learn more
It’s Time to Broaden the Affordable Housing Movement

By Mike Koprowski, Campaign Director for Opportunity Starts at Home  A safe, decent, affordable home is a foundation of opportunity,...

Learn more
Recruit New Voices

Chances are high that if you’re reading this website, you’re already in the housing sector.   But the point...

Learn more
Add Affordable Housing to Your Organization’s Priorities

(If You Haven’t Done So Already)

Learn more
Housing Affordability Challenges

Unaffordable homes drive poor people deeper into poverty and limits their chances of climbing out of poverty.

Learn more
Broadening the Movement: A Multi-Sector Response

Let's expand the stakeholders, network and coalition that make up the movement for affordable homes.

Learn more
Policy Agenda

Federal housing policies play a critical role. The federal government fills a role that nothing else can fill. For example, housing assistance raised 4 million people out of poverty in 2012...

Learn more
Campaign Goals

The goals of the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign are to advance federal housing solutions that: Bridge the growing...

Learn more
Stable, Affordable Housing Drives Stronger Student Outcomes

Education advocates ARE housing advocates. Educators know that student achievement is maximized when students can go home to stable,...

Learn more
Good Housing is Good Health

We all want a good, affordable home in a strong neighborhood.

Learn more
Criminal Justice and Housing

Ending Housing Discrimination is the “Unfinished Business” of Civil Rights

Racial inequities are deeply rooted in housing segregation.

Learn more
Affordable Housing Enables Moving to Opportunity

Affordable housing enables moving to opportunity, which improves long-term life outcomes Economic mobility and anti-poverty advocates ARE housing advocates....

Learn more
Housing Investments Spark Economic Stimulus and Job Creation

Housing investments spark economic stimulus and job creation Economic productivity advocates ARE housing advocates. Investments in affordable housing are...

Learn more
Anti-homelessness Advocates ARE Housing Advocates

Access to affordable housing increases stability for vulnerable households and helps avert homelessness. Significant bodies of research show that...

Learn more
People with Criminal Records Encounter Many Housing Obstacles

People with prior records encounter many housing obstacles. Criminal justice reformers ARE housing advocates.  Individuals transitioning out of the...

Learn more
The Affordable Housing Need for Veterans is Large

Veterans advocates ARE housing advocates.

Learn more
Homelessness & Housing

Civil Rights & Housing

Economic Mobility & Housing

Economic Productivity & Housing

Education & Housing

Veterans & Housing

1 in 4 renter households cannot afford the rent

Most market homes remain out of reach for renters.

Learn more
Health & Housing