Our goal is that all conversations around housing center on the population with the greatest need. Housing is the key to many of the goals of our state, including health and mental health outcomes, workforce participation, and safe communities.
Empower Missouri recommends these long-term policy proposals to address housing affordability and homelessness:
We believe that housing is a Human Right. This means all of our neighbors deserve safe and affordable housing so they can live full lives. Affordable housing is key to reducing poverty across Missouri, improving health and mental health outcomes, increasing workforce participation, and building safer communities.
The Affordable Housing Coalition (AHC) focuses on the question, ‘What will it take for every person in Missouri to have access to safe and affordable housing?’
We are a multi-sector team of dedicated advocates who understand the importance of stable housing on health, community, safety, and more. We support regional housing work as appropriate and expand that energy to the state and federal level, building momentum to address the housing shortage crisis at an appropriate level. We are driven to make sure every person in our state has access to safe and affordable housing. Our coalition focuses on those who are most vulnerable, especially those who earn less than 50% of their AMI (Area Median Income) or who rent. The AHC meets once monthly (twice during the legislative session) via Zoom. It is staffed by Vee Sanchez. Use the form below to let us know that you’re interested in joining.