Today is Habitat on the Hill. A day that unites Habitat staff, volunteers, homeowners and partners in Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased home affordability. With the combined efforts of thousands of supporters reaching out to their policymakers, we will make clear the need for federal support in addressing the home affordability crisis.

More than 18 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on housing, and now is the time to act on affordable housing and make sure the cost of home is something we can all afford. For this reason, Habitat for Humanity is expanding it’s advocacy efforts at this year’s conference to include support for the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act. This legislation will revitalize distressed neighborhoods by using federal income tax credits to mobilize private investment to build and substantially rehabilitate homes for low and mid-income homeowners. 

Please help us by sending a tweet or Facebook msg to your members of Congress.

Sample post: 1 in 6 U.S. families pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That’s unacceptable. Join me in telling Congress why you support ensuring everyone has access to #communitiesofopportunity.

Sample post: [Insert Twitter handle(s) of your members of Congress or tag them] Making the #CostOfHome affordable enables communities to thrive. As your constituent and a Habitat supporter, I urge you to support the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act.