Join Our Homes, Our Votes:
Housing Providers Council
Elected officials and candidates need to know: Voters Live Here!
Let’s build a massive voting block of informed, mobilized renters
All housing providers are welcome to join!
Public housing agencies, non-profit housing providers, for-profit housing providers, tribal housing organization & more
Support for rental housing is often ignored by policymakers because renters vote at lower rates than homeowners. More so, low-income households are less likely to vote than wealthy households. Housing providers are in a unique position to address this disparity by encouraging renters to vote, making sure they know how to register, and helping to coordinate access to absentee ballots or polling locations.
Participation in the Housing Providers Council is completely free, and there are no membership fees. Here are the simple requirements for participants:
Commit to engage in election activities in a non-partisan manner
Provide a contact person who will represent your organization in planning conversations and who will coordinate voter registration and mobilization activities
Follow all relevant election laws
Reasons to Participate
Technical support. NLIHC's Our Homes, Our Votes campaign will provide training and assistance to resident services and property management staff working to register and mobilize voters.
Template materials. Sample collateral such as posters, flyers, newsletter articles, mailings, and voter guides will be provided. These materials can be co-branded for each Housing Providers Council participant to include your logo.
Partnership with election organizations. The Our Homes, Our Votes campaign has developed strong partnerships with organizations that can provide help on issues ranging from organizing targeted voter registration drives to protecting voting rights to accessing voter ID. Participants in the Housing Providers Council will gain easy connection to these partners and their assistance.
Media amplification of efforts. Our Homes, Our Votes will feature the efforts of the Housing Providers Council in social media engagement, blog posts, and e-newsletters.
Peer learning. The Housing Providers Council will provide a venue through which housing organization staff can connect with one another to share about challenges, discuss best practices, and develop innovative solutions. Housing Providers Council members will participate in monthly meetings that provide a space to share successful strategies and receive feedback on resident voter engagement initiatives.
Fill out the form to join the Housing Providers Council today!
Brompton Community Housing Development Corporation
Church Housing Corporation
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
Enterprise Community Development
Full Circle Communities
Homes for America, Inc.
Jonathan Rose Companies
LM Dev Partners
McCormack Baron Salazar
Millenia Housing Management, LTD
National Housing Trust
Neighborhood Associates Corporation
One Neighborhood Builders
Peabody Properties, Inc.
Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS)
Portfolio Resident Services
Preservation Management, Inc.
Preservation of Affordable Housing
Royal American Management
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation
The Community Builders
TM Associates Management, Inc.
Volunteers of America Northern New England
West Elmwood Housing
Wisconsin Housing Preservation Corporation