Today, we have officially launched the AHMA “World Cup” Advocacy Challenge! We hope you will join us for a little friendly competition to elevate the importance of affordable housing across the country. The challenge runs from today through September 3rd while many lawmakers are in their home districts during the August Congressional Recess.


Earn points for your AHMAs by planning one of the following activities:

  • Post on Social Media
  • Attend a town hall or political event
  • Meet with a lawmaker or their staff
  • Plan a resident engagement activity (letter writing campaign, etc.)
  • Host a property visit with lawmakers or staff

Don’t forget to send us pictures of your activities, and for social media, remember to tag your AHMAs and use the challenge hashtags #ScoreMoreHousing #NAHMA18 to earn points. Participants submit a simple formonline or via email to let us know what activities you completed (please submit by September 30). The winners will be announced during the NAHMA October Meeting!


On the challenge website, you will find the following resources to help with advocacy during the challenge (and beyond):

  • Challenge Flyer
  • NAHMA Policy Platform – August 2018
  • National FY19 Rental Assistance Fact Sheet
  • Sample Photo Release form
  • Sample Social Media posts
  • Talking Points for Meetings with lawmakers or staff
  • Keys to Success for Planning a Resident Engagement Activity
  • Template Resident Letter
  • Keys to Success for Hosting a Property Tour
  • Best Practices for Building Relationships with lawmakers and staff
  • Form for submitting your activities….


…And more! Please let us know if you have questions, and we look forward to seeing photos and hearing about your activities.