Housing First! is a public interest coalition dedicated to making the need for affordable housing in New York City a major public policy issue in city politics including the upcoming local elections. The coalition includes a broad array of organizations from major lending institutions and foundations to community and civic organizations, corporate, labor and religious institutions to local nonprofit developers and housing advocates. The goal of Housing First! is to secure adequate resources from city, state and federal sources to significantly address the need for decent affordable housing in our city and state.