Speak up for housing rights @ Lincoln City Council
September 12 @ 3:00 pm
Housing advocates are headed back to Lincoln’s City Council for the comment period at 3 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12. We hope to see you there!
Housing is unaffordable for 45 percent of Lincolnites who rent at all income levels, and 86 percent of our lowest income neighbors spend over a third of their income on rent. This just isn’t right, and we want to see the Lincoln City Council take immediate action to increase access to affordable housing for our neighbors.
Join us to highlight a specific action the City Council can take: ending source-of-income discrimination. Have you ever seen a rental posting that says something like “no vouchers” or “no section 8”? For neighbors that use housing vouchers to secure affordable housing, these blanket statements mean that at least 20 percent of voucher users are unable to ever use them. Lincoln can change this so we are fully utilizing our housing affordability tools and ensure that more Lincolnites can find a place to call home.
You can participate in this housing rights night by:
1. Being present! Sit with us in the city council to show there’s community support for these issues. If you have a housing rights shirt, wear it!
2. Sharing a comment with the City Council during the comment period! Need some pointers on crafting your testimony? Email Lizzie at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out this Guide to City Council Comments: https://bit.ly/3O0N8q7
3. Calling/emailing/tweeting City Council members to let them know you care about affordable housing in Lincoln!