As an organization, we understand that in order to be engaged in issues of economic security where there is opportunity to impact policy on a local level, we have to address the affordable housing crisis in the Asheville region. Just Economics does not have the capacity to lead on this important issue, in an effort to participate in this issue in a meaningful way without exceeding our own organizational capacity, we play a key role with the Affordable Housing Working Group of the Success Equation, a project of Children First/CIS. For more on the Success Equation, go here: childrenfirstcisbc.org
Just Economics’ uses our outreach tools and methods to work with the community to educate ourselves about what can be done in regards to affordable housing and to collectively develop strategy to bring about positive community change. One such tool is our People’s Advocacy and Action Group. Stay tuned for events and opportunities to learn more and engage in strategy.