CAMPAIGN SENDS LETTER TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP URGING HOUSING INVESTMENTS VIA INFRASTRUCTURE PACKAGE

Policymakers from both sides of the aisle agree that a significant investment in infrastructure should be a top priority....

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Steering Committee Urges Congress to Invest $5B in Rental Assistance Under Potential Budget Cap Deal

Unless Congress and the President reach a new budget agreement, both non-defense and defense discretionary program areas will face...

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Campaign Progress Year 1

Why StriveTogether, a National Network Improving Outcomes for Kids, Supports the National Housing Trust Fund

By: Josh Davis, Vice President of External Affairs, StriveTogether StriveTogether recently joined an array of multi-sector organizations in calling...

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2019 Public Opinion Polling on Housing Affordability

On March 28, 2019, the campaign released the results of a national public opinion poll that it commissioned through...

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2019 Public Poll: Infographics

Campaign State Partner in Idaho Publishes Chartbook To Raise Awareness About the State’s Housing Affordability Challenges

The campaign’s state partner in Idaho, the Idaho Asset Building Network (IABN), recently released its “Housing Affordability Chartbook,” an...

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Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance: Good Housing is Needed for Good Health

According to The National Center for Health in Public Housing, over 2 million residents live in public housing across...

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The Campaign Hosts Congressional Briefing to Unveil “Within Reach” Policy Agenda

The campaign hosted a congressional briefing on January 24 with over 110 Capitol Hill staffers and advocates to unveil the...

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Campaign Director Sends “Thank You” Letters to 25 Senators and Representatives

On December 20, Campaign Director, Mike Koprowski, sent “thank you” letters to 25 Members of Congress. The letters express...

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Food Banks, Hunger, and Affordable Housing: The Oregon Example

Representatives from the Oregon Housing Alliance and Oregon Food Bank gathered in Portland on October 22 to discuss their...

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Utah Housing Coalition Hosts First Multi-Sector Congressional Panel

The Utah Housing Coalition (UHC) hosted its first congressional panel on affordable housing under the banner of the Opportunity...

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Task Force on The Impact of the Affordable Housing Crisis Act

By: Evan Carmen, Assistant Director for Aging Policy, B’nai B’rith International Since I started my job at B’nai B’rith International,...

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Campaign’s State Partner in Idaho Urges Sen. Crapo to Support Voucher Mobility Demonstration

This week, Opportunity Starts at Home’s state grantee in Idaho, the Idaho Asset Building Network (IABN), along with four...

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Campaign Hosts Inaugural Roundtable Meeting

On Tuesday, September 18, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign hosted its first Roundtable meeting. Representatives from 70 multi-sector...

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Opportunity Starts at Home: State Campaigns in the Spotlight!

Coalition Building in California Housing California has been building the capacity of regional partners to educate and engage residents...

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Campaign’s Steering Committee Urges Congress to Support Housing Voucher Mobility Demonstration

On September 20, the Steering Committee of the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign sent a letter urging Congress to include...

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Webinar: Broadening the Housing Movement: Learn More About the Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign

 On August 16, the campaign hosted its first informational webinar about its progress, short- and long-term plans, policy...

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Derrick Johnson Discusses Opportunity Starts at Home

Derrick Johnson, president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), explains the importance...

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Bob Greenstein Discusses Opportunity Starts at Home

Bob Greenstein, founder and president of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, discusses the affordable housing crisis, why...

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Campaign Launch Video

Opportunity Starts at Home from Opportunity Starts at Home on Vimeo.

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Opportunity Starts at Home: State Campaigns in the Spotlight!

To continue to broaden our multi-sector effort, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign selected seven state partners to receive...

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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...

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Podcast

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...

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Opportunity Roundtable

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

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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...

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FRAC Chat: Opportunity Starts at Home

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

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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...

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Anti-hunger advocates ARE housing advocates

“Families are borrowing from already-limited food budgets to keep a roof over their heads” Quoted from Children’s HealthWatch, Hunger...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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Recruit New Voices

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

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Add Affordable Housing to Your Organization’s Priorities

(If You Haven’t Done So Already)

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Housing Affordability Challenges

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

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Broadening the Movement: A Multi-Sector Response

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

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National Policy Agenda

To download the full report, click here. To have your organization endorse the National Policy Agenda, click here.  

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Campaign Goals

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

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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,...

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Good Housing is Good Health

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

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Criminal Justice and Housing

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

Racial inequities are deeply rooted in housing segregation.

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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....

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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...

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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...

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Criminal Justice and Housing Fact Sheet

Criminal justice reformers ARE housing advocates.  Individuals transitioning out of the criminal justice system need a good place to...

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The Affordable Housing Need for Veterans is Large

Veterans advocates ARE housing advocates.

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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.

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Health & Housing