HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge launched the Our Way Home Initiative. The initiative is the latest effort to boost America’s affordable housing supply. The action reinforces the commitment made in President Joe Biden’s National Homeownership Month Proclamation to solve the nation’s housing crisis. Secretary Fudge says easing the housing burden for families is a top priority.
“For too long and in too many communities, housing supply has not kept up with the growing demand. It’s going to take government working at all levels to help close the housing supply gap. I am excited to launch Our Way Home, an initiative that will not only build on the momentum that’s already begun at the federal level, but will also put into focus the unique challenges and successes in communities when it comes to making sure we all find our way home.”Marcia L. Fudge – U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
Our Way Home: Inside the Initiative
How does the Our Way Home initiative work? The effort highlights the unique housing supply successes in cities across The United States. In addition, the initiative also connects cities, states, and territories to tools and resources to preserve and produce more affordable housing units.
Moreover, leaders held a day of action nationwide to kickstart the launch of the Our Way Home initiative. HUD Southeast Regional Administrator, Jose Alvarez, visited Birmingham, Alabama. First, Alvarez attended a roundtable event with local leaders. Then, Alvarez got the chance to stop by Navigate’s Live on 1st Project in North Titusville. You can learn more about the project here.
Finally, the Our Way Home initiative will continue highlighting community success stories and learning from those building and preserving affordable housing. “The shortage of affordable housing has been growing for decades – but this is a solvable crisis,” said Secretary Fudge. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will continue these talks over the coming months.