Habitat for Humanity serves as a voice for people in need of decent housing by working to change laws and shape policies that affect access to housing.
Write Emails and Sign Petitions
Writing emails and letters to your elected officials are an important part of advocacy. Elected officials often keep track of how many emails and/or letters they receive on a certain issue. When an official receives many emails about a particular issue, it may motivate them to focus more on that topic.
Habitat for Humanity International links to a number of email templates and petitions to make sending a message convenient.
Join Advocacy Groups
Connect with local and national advocacy groups to stay informed about issues impacting affordable housing. Some suggested resources:
Habitat for Humanity International
Sadowski Housing Coalition
National Low Income Housing Coalition
Bipartisan Policy Center