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While the rental housing crisis affects Americans in every state in the country, it does not affect everyone equally. Low income Americans, communities of color, and seniors have all felt the burden of the crisis.

Inequality News
  • October 2, 2017

    Make Room Commends California Governor Jerry Brown and State Legislature for Enactment of Landmark Affordable Housing Legislation

    Washington, DC, Sept. 30, 2017 – Make Room, Inc., the nation’s leading organization working to address the rental affordability crisis in America, applauds California Governor Jerry Brown and the California state legislature for yesterday’s signing of a sweeping package of measures to promote affordable housing in the state.

  • September 13, 2017

    Kane Brown addresses U.S. Senate about Rental Housing Crisis

    Kane Brown took the podium on Sept. 12 in the U.S. Senate to talk to lawmakers about the rental housing crisis faced by low income families across the nation.

  • August 22, 2017

    Get Involved This Month

    Friday, September 1 National Month For Renters is a platform designed to increase awareness of the rental housing crisis in America.  Our goal is to validate the housing affordability issue, empower the 11 million families who are severely burdened by high rents, and advocate for policy change. The month will be marked by several high-profile events and supported by a robust digital and social media campaign. Share on Twitter    Tuesday, September 12   Press Conference and Congressional Briefing on Capitol Hill On Tuesday, September 12, Make Room will host a press conference and a congressional briefing will be held at the Senate Dirkson Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The goal of the briefing is to expose the human suffering and societal costs of the rental housing crisis, reinforce the importance of placing affordable rental housing on the national agenda, and advocate for bold solutions that will end housing insecurity. Members of Congress, country artist Kane Brown and impacted families will also participate in the briefing. Share on Twitter   VIP Reception and Rooftop Celebration.  Make Room will be hosting an invitation-only VIP reception and a Rooftop Celebration on Capitol Hill to commemorate National Month For Renters.  Kane Brown will perform during the Rooftop Celebration.  Renowned jazz musician, Marcus Johnson, will also perform. Share on Twitter   Tuesday, September 26 #MakeRentAffordable call-in day. Everyone is encouraged to call their Congress person to urge them to address the lack of affordable rental housing in their district. Contact your Congress person.   Wednesday, September 27 Twitter Storm. We encourage everyone to tweet using the hashtag #MakeRentAffordable and use your voice to bring attention to the rental housing crisis. Share on Twitter   Thursday, September 28 Instagram Flash Mob. Everyone is encouraged to post about ways to #MakeRentAffordable.

  • June 5, 2017

    Living in a poor neighborhood changes everything about your life

    Vox | In 1940, a white developer wanted to build a neighborhood in Detroit.