Members from Alabama Habitat for Humanity recently joined hundreds of local Habitat organizations and affordable housing advocates in-person last week for Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative conference, Habitat on the Hill.
During the three-day, D.C. based event, advocates convened and met with Congressional leaders to draw attention to and discuss actionable solutions to housing affordability challenges faced by rural, suburban, and urban communities across the nation.
This year the conference focused on themes highlighting advocacy for impact, with special emphasis on advancing Black homeownership and addressing the historic low supply of affordable homes.
Alabama Habitat met with the legislative staff from the offices of Senator Katie Britt, Senator Tommy Tuberville, Representatives Robert Aderholt, and Terri Sewell. Representative Dale Strong met with the group in person. The subject of these discussions focused on federal solutions that will help increase access to affordable homeownership not only in the officials’ respective districts, but across Alabama.
Alabama Habitat’s Executive Director Brandon Dixon says “Through our advocacy efforts, we’ve helped ensure the level funding of numerous federal programs that directly benefit our affiliates and future homeowners, but there is still more work to be done. We are calling on Congress to support the bipartisan Neighborhood Homes Investment Act and robust funding for vital housing and community development federal programs.”