August Advocacy Week 2: Expand Access to Housing Vouchers 

Week 2 of August Advocacy is underway! Start the week by sending an advocacy letter asking your legislators to expand access to Housing Choice Vouchers. Housing vouchers stabilize millions of families across the country, allowing them to rent from private landlords in neighborhoods of their choice.  

Housing Choice Vouchers are proven solutions to housing affordability challenges, yet according to the Housing Initiative at Penn, only 1 in 5 households eligible for a voucher received one in 2019. Tell Congress to expand housing voucher access by:  

  • Making Emergency Housing Vouchers permanent 
  • Expanding the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program to serve all eligible families 
  • Shifting funding for the HCV program from annual appropriations to mandatory spending  

As the nation grapples with a shortage of affordable housing, immediate solutions are more important than ever. Every letter makes a difference! Elevate the voices of those in your community by sending a letter this week.  

Need help sending an advocacy letter? Our Action Alert Center Training Video offers step-by-step instructions about participating in NAHRO’s advocacy. For more information on this year’s goals and bi-weekly progress updates, visit NAHRO’s August Advocacy website.