Invite your member of Congress to visit your site or speak at your event.
Your member of Congress needs to see the full effect that substandard housing has on their communities. Invite them to tour your site, speak at your event, or attend a meeting with them at their district office to help them prioritize healthy housing issues among their constituents. Click here
for additional information and resources.#2 - Join the Find It, Fix It, Fund It Action Drive
The National Center for Healthy Housing and the steering committee of the National Safe and Healthy Housing Coalition are thrilled to announce the release of Find it, Fix It, Fund It
, a bold new action drive to eliminate lead poisoning.
to read about the action drive.
#3 - Share Your Story
- Click here to sign up to participate in the drive and/or add your organization’s logo to it.
- Click here to sign a petition supporting the drive’s principles in to Congress and federal agencies.
- We’d love your feedback on the drive. Email Julie Kruse to provide feedback!
Stories of real families and communities impacted by home health hazards including lead poisoning, asthma triggers, pests, mold, carbon monoxide, radon, and other causes of injury and illness are critical in the effort to promote healthy housing and eliminate lead poisoning. The media won’t cover these issues without great stories, and members of Congress simply will not act to promote healthy housing if they don’t know the impact of their constituents. Help us help them to act!
The National Center for Healthy Housing, the National Safe and Healthy
Housing Coalition, and Find It, Fix It, Fund It: A Lead Elimination
Action Drive have an ambitious goal to collect stories from all 50
states, including 20 states and districts of policy-makers in critical
leadership positions. Help us win the battle to promote healthy housing,
eliminate lead poisoning, and reduce illness and injury due to home
health hazards to historic lows!Everyone who submits a story from now until January 1, 2017, will be entered in a drawing to win the opportunity to attend NCHH’s Hill Day in the spring of 2017 and tell their story to members of Congress in person. We will pay the travel and hotel expenses for two family members and, if applicable, a healthy housing practitioner to fly to DC and attend Hill Day (date to be announced soon). A second story will be chosen by merit for the same opportunity. Stories will be evaluated by a small committee based on content and potential impact.Find more information about how to write and submit your story and visit the bank of stories already submitted.
We urge local organizations to collect other stories from their communities. Here's a video training
on how to collect stories.
Once you've collected stories, there are many other ways to use them in your own work:
- Send them to your local or state government—they want to hear from constituents just as much as Congress.
- Send them to your local media as a possible story, letter to the editor, or press release.
- Share them with community members at your events.
- More to come.
Coming Soon.....#4 - Encourage Others to Join the Coalition#5 - Get Creative! Share Your Ideas