Become a Member
The work of advocacy looks different for everyone—we all have different skills, different schedules, different interests. We can help you find ways to be an affordable housing advocate that make use of your talents and fit into your schedule—and engage you in activities you enjoy.
Opportunities for Members
All members will be asked to participate in an onboarding process and then can participate in the following teams. Additional training is provided for team members.
This team is all about action—not meetings! You will learn what you need to be an on-call advocate—ready to take action when the time is right, and you can do it in person, from your couch, or wherever else you like! Learn more here
This committee digs into policy to push for zoning reform that will eliminate restrictions that currently increase housing costs, perpetuate segregation, and create inequities. Learn more here
State Policy Committee:
This committee works on creating and supporting legislation and budgets that will increase affordability throughout the state. Get to know your legislators and use your voice in-district and in Springfield to make change. Learn more here
This committee develops community education to fight the biggest barrier to affordable housing—local opposition. Use your creative skills to help turn NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) into YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard). Learn more here
Attend a Workshop
Take Affordable Housing 101
Learn what affordable housing really is, how it benefits communities, and how to remove the barriers that are getting in the way.
Take Advocacy 101
Learn what advocacy is, the different ways that you can advocate for affordable housing, and the impact advocacy can have.
Take Mobilization 101
Defines "mobilization" and explains how movements for more affordable housing can be made.
Come to a Meeting
Monthly Member Meetings
We have monthly meetings (hybrid) where you can learn about and discuss regional and local developments in affordable housing and hear about Joining Forces’ work. Learn more & register here
Attend a Speaker Event
Come to hear an expert speak on one of the many affordable housing topics pertinent to the housing crisis in our region. Learn more & register here