Once you’ve joined as a member of the Housing Alliance, it’s time to start participating in the coalition.

  • Read about our decision making model.


We organize ourselves into three workgroups where we discuss policy proposals and implementation. Workgroups identify potential policy ideas, shape them into proposals through feedback and discussion, and when the proposal is ready, forward them to the membership for approval.

The three workgroups are:

  • Homelessness & Tenant Protections: This workgroup identifies and discusses issues related to preventing and ending homelessness, including access to shelters, information and referral, exiting homelessness, permanent supportive housing, crisis intervention services, and more. The workgroup also identifies and discusses issues related to protecting tenants including screening and applications, eviction prevention, rent assistance, and more.
  • Development, Land Use & Preservation: This workgroup identifies and discusses issues related to building and maintaining affordable housing. The workgroup discusses funding for new development or preservation, property tax exemptions, tax credits, as well as issues related to land use that impact the development of affordable housing.
  • Homeownership & Asset Building: This workgroup identifies and discusses issues related to accessing and maintaining homeownership (down payment assistance, development, education, counseling, foreclosure prevention), and asset building such as individual development accounts or the earned income tax credit. This workgroup also discusses issues related to manufactured housing and manufactured home parks.

Each workgroup has an email list-serve managed through Google Groups. By signing up for one of the email lists, you will receive messages about upcoming meetings, announcements, and materials. To sign up, you’ll need a google account (you can create a google account with your work email address). Sign up by clicking on the links below:

  • Homelessness & Tenant Protections workgroup
  • Development, Land Use & Preservation workgroup
  • Homeownership & Asset Building workgroup

Need help? Read this tutorial on joining a google group.