Photo: Housing crisis
With less than one month left until Election Day, both President Obama and Gov. Romney have been all too quiet on issues related to housing reform. Millions of Americans have already lost their homes and millions more are at risk of foreclosure, yet neither presidential candidate appears willing to specifically address how he will resolve the housing crisis.
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) partnered with the Opportunity Agenda, National CAPACD, National Urban League, Kirwan Institute, Center for Responsible Lending, and National Fair Housing Alliance on the national Home for Good campaign, which included a town hall tour across the country where politicians, housing policy experts and homeowners sat down to discuss the challenges that families are facing in the wake of the housing market collapse and the solutions that this country needs to keep the dream of homeownership alive. And thousands of people agreed that both candidates must address this crucial issue.
As we head into the second presidential debate, a town forum, the Home for Good partners would like to remind both candidates that voters are looking to them for solutions to this housing crisis. On Tuesday, October 16, representatives from the Resurrection Project and NCLR will drop off more than 30,000 postcards to President Barack Obama’s campaign headquarters in Chicago, Ill., asking that he share his plan to:
- Stop needless foreclosures
- Expand affordable rental housing
- Revive a sustainable path to homeownership