Given our region’s critical housing shortage and growing income inequality, families find it harder to find and afford housing. Public interest and action in support of more housing has increased over the last few years, and many partners believe this is a rare moment when voters and officials are more open than ever before to investing in housing solutions in their communities.
In response, Sunlight Giving launched a housing advocacy and systems support initiative for 2018-2020. The initiative provides additional funds to organizations that advocate for housing for low-income residents, mobilize local residents, and make housing development more streamlined and accessible by providing technical expertise to change local codes and ordinances and navigate complex funding mechanisms. This work builds on the grantmaking in our core housing stability portfolio.