Advocacy group Washington, DC, Habitat on the Hill

Advocacy

Become a Habitat for Humanity advocate.

You can join Habitat for Humanity along with people in your community and all over the world who are advocating for additional access to decent and affordable housing.

Rules and regulations about land and building have a major effect on access to housing. In places where there are smart policies in place, there is more access to decent housing. In other places where there are uniformed policies and systems, there can be barriers that make it difficult for people to find land for construction, build the home itself or be able to afford a place to live.

Habitat for Humanity serves as a voice for people in need of decent housing by working to change laws and shape policies that affect access to housing.

Our advocacy approach is based on decades of on-the-ground experience and policy expertise. In our deep understanding of housing and its role in providing opportunities for families, we seek to reform laws in a non-confrontational, nonpartisan way. Just like building, advocating for smart policies and systems is a way to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Here's how you can help

About advocacy

Learn more about what advocacy is, why advocacy is important and the ways Habitat for Humanity is advocating for safe, affordable housing.

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Habitat on the Hill

Join Habitat staff members, board members, homeowners, volunteers and youth from across the country for Habitat for Humanity’s annual legislative in Washington, D.C.

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Take action

Take a few minutes of your time to let your representatives know you stand with the families partnering with Habitat to build a better future.

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Resources and publications

Read our U.S. federal policy fact sheets, shelter reports, public statements, state of advocacy reports and advocacy toolkits for a more in-depth look at our advocacy efforts.

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Contact us

General inquiries: advocacy@habitat.org
Federal inquiries: EGehl@habitat.org
State & local inquiries: ASzalay@habitat.org

Habitat for Humanity International
Government Relations and Advocacy
1424 K Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, D.C. 20005-2429