Shining a Light on the Modern Housing Story

More than 20 years ago, the federal government recognized June as National Homeownership Month to celebrate the value of owning a home and help bolster the homeownership rate throughout the country. Each year, the American Property Owners Alliance (The Alliance) takes part in the celebration by launching a unique campaign to guide our advocacy efforts and create meaningful conversation among current and prospective homeowners.

This year, we’re excited to honor National Homeownership Month by launching the #OurHousingStory campaign. Throughout June, The Alliance will paint a picture of the state of housing in America by highlighting the experiences of renters, buyers and homeowners alongside the latest housing market data and trends. As a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots organization, our aim is to demonstrate to policymakers the tangible effects of rising housing costs on the lives of Americans, urging immediate action to tackle the collective housing challenges we face.

It’s no secret that Americans face a range of obstacles when it comes to housing – from fluctuating mortgage rates to low supply to rising property taxes, home prices and rents. At the same time, the overall cost of living in America is increasing at a rapid rate, and housing is making up the largest expense. In fact, housing comprises about 33% of Americans’ household income. All these factors combined create barriers to owning a home and protecting the equity Americans build through homeownership.

While the White House issues a National Homeownership Month proclamation each year to recognize the value of homeownership and the pressing affordability issues Americans face, lately, the federal government’s actions to address today’s housing challenges are not meeting the moment.

The data surrounding escalating housing costs is shocking, but it doesn’t tell the full story of today’s challenges. By elevating the voices of modern homeowners, buyers and renters, we’re amplifying how building wealth through homeownership has changed throughout the past 10 years, 20 years, 30 years and even longer. What’s more, we’re showcasing to policymakers the critical need to push forward common-sense, pro-housing policy solutions now so we can safeguard homeownership in America for years to come.

How You Can Get Involved

At The Alliance, we bring together industry experts with homeowners, buyers and renters to create a strong voice for our leaders to hear, and we want you to add your voice! Get involved in the #OurHousingStory campaign by

About the American Property Owners Alliance
The American Property Owners Alliance (The Alliance) is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization created to protect and support property owners and pave the way for future property owners. Our mission is to educate property owners about federal issues, laws and policies; to advocate for owners’ rights and interests; and to mobilize, when necessary, to secure those rights and interests.
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