Affordable Housing Primer Chapter 5
Affecting Housing Policy
When we advocate for affordable housing, we mean well-built and well-managed/maintained housing for individuals and families with low to moderate incomes (generally 80% and below of area median income). This housing is often financed with federal, state, and/or local government subsidies.
There are four main ways to affect housing policy: build public awareness; conduct housing needs assessments; advocate for housing policy; and participate in strategic planning. This chapter will examine how to effectively advocate for affordable housing.
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To find your state legislators and their contact information, visit the General Assembly’s website. On this site you can also view current and past state bills and legislation and listen to chamber and committee meetings.
To find your federal legislators and their contact information, visit the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s website. They also have information on current and past federal bills and legislation.
The NC Housing Finance Agency has compiled county-specific housing information from 2000 Census data that can be found on their website.
Click here to find the number of adults receiving SSI in your county.
Contact your local PHA for more information on PHA Plans. To find contact information for your local PHA, click here.
For more information on the NC Qualified Allocation Plan, contact the NC Housing Finance Agency at 919-877-5700 or click here to download the plan.
For contact information for your local Continuum of Care, click here.