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From better health to food security to good education, housing is foundational to every aspect of well-being, building stronger communities, promoting economic growth, and providing opportunities for everyone to thrive.

The Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) Colorado-based, multi-sector coalition is working in coordination with the National Low-Income Housing Coalition to generate widespread support for local, state, and federal policies that correct long-standing racial inequities and economic injustices that have prevented access to affordable, quality housing for people with low incomes.

 

Click below to learn about all OSAH Colorado Partners:

The Colorado AFL-CIO is an organization made up of over 130,000 hardworking union members across 180 affiliate unions. Our members build and maintain vital infrastructure, provide healthcare and work the essential jobs that keep Colorado moving.
 

The Colorado Children’s Campaign is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization committed since 1985 to realizing every chance for every child in Colorado. As the leading voice for Colorado’s children at the state Capitol and across the state, the Children’s Campaign has been at the forefront of hundreds of policy wins for kids.

The Mission of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for families, children, and individuals who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness throughout Colorado. 

Founded in 1999, the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition (CCJRC) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to eliminate the overuse of the criminal justice system and advance community health and safety. We advocate and organize for public safety strategies that are more holistic, effective and just.

Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) is the premier organization in Colorado advocating for disability rights. Our mission is to advocate for social justice for people with all types of disabilities. Cross-disability means that we believe people with different types of disabilities have more in common than not and that we do best when we work together for a common good.

As Colorado’s largest labor union, CEA works collectively with all education stakeholders to ensure Colorado’s standing as an excellent state in which to learn, live, work, and raise a family. CEA is the voice of educators from across the state – working together in a strong union to ensure all students get the public schools they deserve.

The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. 

Enterprise Rocky Mountain works collaboratively to deliver programmatic and policy solutions that advance household and neighborhood stability in Colorado. Together with partners and funders, we’ve helped create or preserve affordable homes for more than 21,900 families by leveraging over $1.7 billion in capital across the state.

Colorado Headwaters is dedicated to protecting the Colorado and other headwaters rivers at their source through resource restoration, coalition building, and good planning. To address the many threats to headwaters, we are pushing forward to marshal private-sector support for protecting, restoring and enhancing our headwaters resources. 

Healthier Colorado is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the voices of Coloradans in the public policy process to improve the health of our state’s residents. We believe that every Coloradan should have a fair chance at living a healthy life. 

Healthy Air and Water Colorado (HAWC) advocates for public policy that focuses exclusively on the growing public health threats posed by climate change. We know that worsening air quality, rising temperatures and threats to water availability and quality – all products of climate change – have profound impacts on human health.

The mission of Hunger Free Colorado is to connect people to food resources to meet existing needs and drive policy, systems and social change to end hunger. Through caring, knowledgeable staff and partners, we connect people to SNAP and other programs that provide money for groceries, healthy meals for kids year-round and consistent access to fresh, local foods.

Mental Health Colorado advocates for every Coloradan who experiences a mental health or substance use condition each year. We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote mental well-being, ensure equitable access to mental health and substance use care, and end discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom.

One Colorado is the state’s leading advocacy organization dedicated to advancing equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Coloradans and their families. We effectively advocate for LGBTQ Coloradans and their families by lobbying on issues like safe schools, transgender equality, relationship recognition, and LGBTQ health and human services.