Media Advisory

UnidosUS to Unveil Recent Report on Latino Rental Housing Affordability at Phoenix Roundtable

September 25, 2019

Phoenix, AZ—On Friday, September 27, UnidosUS and local Affiliate organization, Chicanos Por La Causa, will host an event in Phoenix, Arizona, where UnidosUS will release its latest housing report: Calling it Home: Latino Rental Housing Affordability. The report takes a look at Latinos’ access to affordable rental homes and draws directly from the experience of Latino families renting their homes across the country, including Phoenix, Arizona. Following the release, UnidosUS and its Affiliate Chicanos Por La Causa will discuss highlights from a poll of Latino voters in Arizona, housing affordability challenges that families face in Phoenix, as well as promising approaches to help families secure affordable housing.

As the number of renters has increased throughout the country, rental costs have also increased. This is especially true for Latinos, who have seen the amount of rent they pay each month exceed one-third and even half of their incomes. In 2017, 53.7 percent of Latinos spent more than 30 percent of their income on rent, while 28 percent of Latinos spent more than half of their income on rent. These high housing costs end up threatening the economic security of Latino families and their ability to afford necessities like health care and manage day-to-day expenses.

Media is encouraged to attend the event and should RSVP to Camila Gallardo or (305) 215-4259.


What:Release of Housing Report “Calling it Home: Latino Rental Housing Affordability” & Panel discussion
When: Friday, September 27, 2019
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where:CPLC Engagement Center at Desert Sky Mall
7611 W. Thomas Rd., Space F004 
Phoenix, AZ 85033
Who: Moderator: Rafael Collazo, Director, Political Campaigns, UnidosUS
Nikki Ramirez, Director, Supportive Housing Services, Chicanos Por La Causa
Greg Miller, Director, Commercial Property & Single-Family Rentals, Chicanos Por La Causa 
Henry Wade, Director, Housing Counseling Services, Chicanos Por La Causa
Jennifer Brown, Associate Director, Economic Policy, UnidosUS
Agatha So, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic Policy Project, UnidosUS

UnidosUS, previously known as NCLR (National Council of La Raza), is the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Through its unique combination of expert research, advocacy, programs, and an Affiliate Network of nearly 300 community-based organizations across the United States and Puerto Rico, UnidosUS simultaneously challenges the social, economic, and political barriers that affect Latinos at the national and local levels. For more than 50 years, UnidosUS has united communities and different groups seeking common ground through collaboration, and that share a desire to make our country stronger. For more information on UnidosUS, visit or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.