STAY TUNED FOR THE UPCOMING ELECTIONS
Every election season, #PutHousingFirst participates in voter engagement efforts to see where the candidates stand on affordable housing issues. Candidates are presented a questionnaire asking for their commitment to ensure affordable housing for all. Candidates are also invited to participate in an interview with our Platform Committee, where we work to foster solutions and strategies that align with the #PutHousingFirst campaign.
Check out our #PutHousingFirst blog to stay up-to-date as we get ready for the upcoming elections!
HOW IT STARTED
In 2017, the Greater New Orleans Housing Alliance (GNOHA) developed the first #PutHousingFirst Platform outlining the needs for New Orleans residents along with public policy recommendations to meet those needs. #PutHousingFirst released their first Candidate Scorecards that same year for both the municipal election and general election in New Orleans.
#PutHousingFirst continued to provide voters with Candidate Scorecards in the 2018 election for Congressional District 93 Representative. For the November 2018 election, #PutHousingFirst began including ballot initiative analyses into their scorecards to breakdown how constitutional amendments or propositions impact affordable housing development. These efforts carried on into the 2019 election and accompanying Parishwide Propositions.