When you advocate on behalf of Habitat for Humanity, you join people in your own community and all over the world who support additional access to safe and affordable housing.
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.
In our deep understanding of housing and its role in providing opportunities for families, we seek to reform laws in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
2020 Legislative Session
For the 2nd year, Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity developed a set of policy priorities to better position low-income households across the state to access the benefits of affordable homeownership and home repair opportunities. During this recently concluded session we saw remarkable success in our short time working with the state legislature.
The state was able to invest an additional $67 million into the Housing Trust Fund as a part of the FY21 supplemental operating budget. These funds are used to develop and preserve affordable housing and are an critical piece of our organization’s funding structure when developing large homeownership projects.
Beyond the supplemental budget, lawmakers passed a number of pieces of legislation that will increase the flexibility of funding used to develop and support affordable housing. Visit our blog for details.
If you have any questions or want to add your support, please contact Director of Operations & Government Affairs Jason Gauthier.
Opportunities to Engage
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In the meantime, visit our blog to learn about our recent advocacy work or read about Habitat for Humanity International’s advocacy work.