Call on President Biden to address the housing crisis in his SOTU speech!

Target: President Joe Biden

Next week is President Biden’s first State of the Union, in which he will celebrate the achievements we’ve made over the past year and speak to the most important issues our country faces today. One issue that consistently eludes proper attention in moments like these is America’s ongoing, unsustainable housing crisis.

Last year, housing prices in America skyrocketed by a staggering 18.4%, the biggest jump in 34 years, while HUD reported the number of Americans experiencing chronic homelessness rose by 15% from 2020 to 2021. That same report found that 6.3 million American households experienced a severe housing cost burden — paying more than half their income on housing — and that’s not getting any better any time soon. Rental costs grew by a jarring 19.3% across the US in 2021, shooting up as high as 49% in some areas, like Miami.

Sign your name to tell President Biden to address the housing crisis during the State of the Union!

The United States is in dire need of 3.5 to 5 million more affordable housing units to address the supply shortage, and something desperately needs to be done to combat the hedge fund vultures and foreign sovereign wealth fund managers who use their enormous cash reserves to outbid American families and turn homes into extortion traps.

Owning a home on a one-person salary used to be the epitome of the American dream. Now that dream seems more like a fairy tale for ordinary Americans, who are underpaid, overworked, and beset upon all sides by a vicious, rigged economy designed to extract every last dollar out of working families and funnel it up to the 1%.

The housing crisis never gets much play in the media or among politicians — in fact, it wasn’t mentioned even once during the 2016 or 2020 primary or presidential debates. But America needs relief, and what better opportunity than the State of the Union for President Biden to take the lead?

Call upon President Biden to address the housing crisis at the State of the Union!