voter engagement tools
Our Homes, Our Votes
A fillable guide you can use to learn who running for office, where they stand on issues in your community, deadlines, polling locations, and more. You can print or email the information to use as a reference when you actually vote.
ORGANIZING VOTER ENGAGEMENT
EVENTS AMIDST THE COVID-19
A guide for how to plan a voter engagement event in the midst of a pandemic.
Our Homes, Our Votes Voter
Fillable voter pledge cards are a tool designed to increase voter turnout. These pledge cards can be used as a tool on their own or as part of a larger effort to commit the entire community to
Virtual Voter Engagement Strategies and Tools During the COVID-19 Pandemic
This guide considers voter engagement goals, traditional tactics used, physically distanced tactics, and examples of virtual tools and platforms for achieving similar outcomes.
Our Homes, Our Votes
This template includes fillable checklists and tips for your organization to plan a comprehensive voter registration, education, and mobilization campaign.
Here are some tips for effective voter registration efforts.
Best Practices for registering
Here are some tips for overcoming common challenges in registration drives.
Candidate engagement tools
Elections are a fantastic opportunity to get decision makers thinking about housing issues.
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.
Election Information for Federally Funded Housing Programs
Office of Multifamily Housing Programs
Announcement that clarifies permissible voter engagement activities for HUD Multifamily-assisted properties.
Office of Public and Indian Housing
Announcement that clarifies permissible voter engagement activities for PHAs.
USICH Election Guide for Homeless Service Providers
Checklist for helping people who do not have a permanent address to vote.
Housing Needs by State
Explore data about the housing shortage and cost-burdens in your state and congressional district.
Information about the housing crisis and housing solutions that can be discussed with candidates
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.
Out of reach 2021
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.