Our Vision and Work
Housing is an essential need that provides the foundation for people to build their lives, find work, raise the next generation, and age in place.
Our access to housing and the community resources near our homes have been shaped by policies and practices that have harmed and excluded people of color. These inequities continue today while our communities across the country grapple with an affordable housing shortage, weak tenant protections, and increasing corporate consolidation that contribute to displacement and persistent poor housing quality.
Local governments have a critical role in protecting tenants, ensuring their policies and programs preserve and develop housing so that it is accessible for all residents, is resilient and responsive to our changing environment, and contributes to the well-being of our communities and residents throughout its design, construction, and maintenance.
Stable Rents, Rooted Communities
Rent stabilization policies are essential, common sense solutions to help address the housing crisis and keep people in their homes. This toolkit, developed by Local Progress Impact Lab in partnership with Power Switch Action, breaks down the key components of a rent stabilization policy so you can build a policy that best meets the needs of your community.
FROM HOUSE TO HOME
Local Progress’s new messaging guide provides a framework for how to discuss housing justice issues and rent stabilization based on polling, research, and messaging best practices from local electeds in our network. This introductory level guide provides sample messaging and talking points that can be used with constituents, media, and colleagues on renters rights and rent stabilization policies.
Housing Steering committee
As a membership organization, we believe our work is most impactful when it is informed and guided by members. Bringing a diverse range of expertise and local experience, our Housing Steering Committee advises and shapes our work in this area:
Minneapolis City Council Member, MN
Austin City Council Member, TX
Philadelphia Councilmember , PA
Oklahoma City Council Member, OK
Kingston Alderwoman, NY
St. Paul City Councilmember, MN
Meadville Mayor, PA
Seattle City Councilmember , WA
Baltimore City Council Member, MD
Nashville Metropolitan Councilmember, TN
Rochester City Councilmember, NY