2021 Policy Priorities
Everyone has the right to a safe, decent and affordable home. This has never been clearer or more urgent than during the pandemic when we have learned that where someone lives is not just a matter of individual health but also of public health. Housing Partnership Network (HPN) is a collaborative of mission-driven organizations who believe that housing is a critical element of a thriving, healthy and equitable community. HPN works across the spectrum of affordable housing needs from preventing homelessness to producing rental housing and providing for homeownership opportunities. We respond to community needs in urban, suburban and rural areas. Realizing that producing housing is only one part of providing a secure home, we are also committed to creating thriving neighborhoods and working for racial justice. To ensure that all people have a home, we believe the federal government needs to take strong and immediate action on the following priorities.
- Access to Rental Housing
- Opportunities for Home Ownership and Wealth Creation
- Invest in Community Development
HPN's unique network of mission driven affordable housing developers, owners and lenders sets our policy work apart. Our approach to public policy is driven by direct experience working in communities around the country. We have proven success using business savvy combined with both public and private resources to drive real change, and through that experience recognize the important role the federal government plays in establishing long-term solutions for our affordable housing and community development challenges. A Washington, DC based Policy team works with Congress and federal agencies to improve the effectiveness of housing and community development programs and ultimately the outcomes for our communities.
For more information or questions about the work HPN members are doing in your communities contact Shannon Ross, Vice President, Policy at firstname.lastname@example.org