National Policy Advocacy
Our goal is to change systems on a national scale to promote racial and economic justice by expanding opportunities for homes with lasting affordability.
Our National Policy team actively engages with emerging and perennial policy issues impacting our membership. We do this in collaboration with our member organizations, elected representatives, national partner organizations, and various coalitions.
Two main objectives characterize our policy and partnership activities:
Increasing access to federal funding that supports lasting affordability.
We partner with aligned organizations in community development and affordable housing, allowing us to cultivate collaborations, coordinate and align advocacy campaigns, and conduct education and outreach for policymakers.
Increasing access to sound financing for housing with lasting affordability.
We work to expand financing opportunities for homebuyers and our member organizations by raising the profile of shared equity homeownership throughout the regulatory system.
As part of this work, we provide a set of resources available to anyone interested in learning about how federal policy can support our work and how residents and practitioners can engage in the policymaking process.
-Federal Advocacy Quickstart Guide
-Nonprofit Lobbying Guide
At the core of our work, we strive to advance racial and economic equity. We believe that a more equitable society is inextricably linked to more equitable housing policy. Through policy change, we strive to achieve a housing landscape that advances equitable development, increases access to financing for communities of color, and shrinks the racial wealth gap.