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our Homes, our votes: 2020

Voter & Candidate
Engagement Toolkit

All of the most useful resources
on this site bundled into one document.




Policy recommendations to all candidates.


voter engagement tools

Tips for
Voter registration

Here are some tips for effective voter registration efforts.

Best Practices for registering 
Low-income renters

Here are some tips for overcoming common challenges in registration drives.

Partners & Resources for Voter Registration

Resources for voter registration.

Candidate engagement tools

Overview of
candidate engagement

Elections are a fantastic opportunity to get decision makers thinking about housing issues.

tips for
candidate visits

Candidates are allowed to visit your organization and/or any events being held by your organization.

Quick Tips for Successful Candidate Forums

Follow these simple steps for organizing successful candidate forums.

Sample Candidate Questionnaire

Candidate questionnaires serve two purposes.

Tips for Participating in a

Town Hall

Tips on candidate engagement in a

town hall.


NLIHC 2020
Policy Priorities

Access NLIHC's 2020 policy priorities.

National Housing
Trust Fund

General  information on the national Housing Trust Fund.

Housing Trust Fund
Investments in one year

Get details on the various populations served with
 the national Housing Trust Fund 

Affordable Housing 

Learn how significant investments in infrastructure 
can help solve the affordable housing crisis.

Over 1,000 Signed the letter

Over 1,000 organizations signed a letter urging the moderators to further the conversation by asking the candidates about the most important issue impacting our economic wellbeing, health, educational success, and so much more – affordable homes.


Affordable Housing wins: Leveraging Lessons from 2018 housing ballot initiatives for future efforts

In 2018, advocates and voters confronted affordable rental housing shortages and skyrocketing rents by taking action at the voting booth — and the results have been encouraging.

Tenant Talk, Winter 2018

Affordable homes are built with ballots every bit as much as they are built with bricks and drywall. 

Tenant Talk, fall 2016

Voting Matters

Out of reach 2018

Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. The report’s Housing Wage is the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn to afford a modest rental home without spending more than 30% of his or her income on housing costs.

the Gap

The Gap presents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels.

Our Homes, Our Votes: 2020

C/O National Low Income Housing Coalition

1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500

Washington, DC  20005


Phone: 202.662.1530

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