Participate in Virtual Lobby Day! Tell Congress to Include Vital Housing Resources in Next COVID-19 Relief Package
We are hosting a Virtual Lobby Day on July 21, 2020 to urge Congress to include the campaign’s top housing priorities in the next COVID-19 relief package. Unless Congress acts quickly to provide emergency housing resources and protections, our nation will see a spike in housing instability, evictions, and homelessness. The consequences would be far-reaching and long-lasting – an unmitigated surge in evictions and homelessness would worsen public health risks, place more strain on our hospital systems, and further increase hardship for individuals and families, especially low-income children whose lives and learning progress have already been upended by school closures.
The Senate returns to business on July 20, and we want to send this message as powerfully as possible. That’s where we need your help…
We are asking that you participate in this Virtual Lobby Day by scheduling video or phone meetings with your elected federal representative and senators.
Here is a toolkit that includes the top policy priorities for this Lobby Day; talking points from different sectors; sample tweets; and some best practices.
The idea behind the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign is to activate stakeholders from different sectors around the importance of stable, affordable homes. You’d be hard-pressed to think of another time in recent memory when housing instability, eviction, and homelessness were such an imminent threat for so many millions of people. Now, more than ever before, is the time to engage policymakers about what is required to ensure housing stability during and after the pandemic. And we don’t have much time left.