Opportunity Starts at Home Interviews with Experts on Housing
On May 14, 2018, the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign launched their very own podcast, now available on iTunes. The podcast features interviews with experts on housing about how topics like healthcare, education, and civil rights can shape housing policies.
Opportunity Starts at Home is a national multi-sector housing campaign which seeking to “bring together new voices to meet the housing needs of America’s lowest-income people.” Click here to learn more about this campaign.
The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign aims to reach as many Americans as possible to aid the Campaign in bringing together new voices. Podcasts are a new and quickly growing tool that can inform a new group of housing stakeholders across the country.
This podcast will discuss the intersection between housing and other important sectors. More importantly, it will inform listeners of the best practices and actions they can actually take.
Two episodes already released have quickly gained popularity and positive reviews.
Episode 1 titled “Good Housing is Good Health” features Dr. Megan Sandel of Children’s HealthWatch. In this episode, she discusses how she transitioned from a pediatrician to an affordable housing advocate and explores the connections between housing and good health. The host of the episode is Mike Koprowski, the national campaign director of Opportunity Starts at Home.
Episode 2 titled “Broadening the Affordable Housing Movement” features seniors leaders from the National Education Association, NAACP, National Alliance to End Homelessness, Community Catalyst, and Children’s Defense Fund. They first discuss how the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign has transformed throughout the years. Each leader discusses how the issue of housing has influenced each of their own work in their sector of civil rights, education, healthcare, or child advocacy.
On July 25th, a Congressional Reception will be held at the Dirksen Senate Auditorium in Washington D.C. This event will allow New Jersey Residents who are working poor, below the poverty line and or impacted by homelessness to urge their elected officials in Washington to make No Cuts to Housing and remind them that Opportunity Starts at Home.
Click here for more information about the Congressional Reception. You can also follow @OppStartsatHome in order to learn more about the National Low Income Housing Coalition’s Opportunity Starts at Home Campaign. Follow the event with these hashtags #NJHillDay #NoHousingCuts and @OppStartsatHome.