NAHRO Celebrates Housing America Month this October
Housing America Month is a yearly celebration of affordable housing and those who provide it in their communities. In 2007, NAHRO created the Housing America campaign and designated October as Housing America Month: a time for the organization and its members to collectively raise awareness of the need for, and the importance of, safe, decent and affordable housing in quality communities. Each year, during Housing America Month, NAHRO members, including public housing agencies and community development organizations, host events (in-person or virtual) to showcase the important work they do year-round.
“The pandemic has exacerbated an already major affordable housing crisis in this country,” NAHRO Interim CEO Mike Gerber said. “NAHRO members and their partners are working hard to keep their communities safely housed and supported. Housing America Month is a time when we share the vital work we do and drive home the need for safe, affordable homes in communities of all sizes.”
We encourage members to share stories on social media using the #HousingAmericaMonth and tag NAHRO @nahronational and send in photos to NAHRO’s Public Affairs Coordinator and Assistant Editor Libby Miller firstname.lastname@example.org.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NAHRO encourages members to host safe, socially distant events for Housing America Month 2021. Ideas include:
- Virtual tours or groundbreaking ceremonies
- Community murals
- Gardening or beautification projects
- Video interviews with staff or residents
- Little free library installations
- What Home Means to Me poster showcases
Additionally, Housing America Month services as an ideal opportunity to engage with your local congressional representative or government elected official. NAHRO’s Action Alert Center makes it easy to send letters to continue to advocate for affordable housing programs and resources.
Want to learn more about or participate in Housing America Month? Email Libby Miller at email@example.com.