2020 ELECTION

Each year, tens of thousands of Michiganders experience homelessness and housing insecurity. Individuals who experience homelessness have historically been less likely to vote in elections. It’s time we change that.

Register online at www.mi.gov/vote or in person at your local clerk’s office, even on election day.

Voting While Homeless

Voter Registration

Historically, individuals experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity have lower voter turnout. MCAH is working to ensure that Michiganders know that you do not need a permanent residential address or an ID to register to vote or to cast your ballot and that everyone who wants to vote in our elections can do so.

Homeless service providers have a part to play in empowering folks to register to vote. MCAH and the Michigan Department of State has resources available to help you in your efforts

Voter Education

Too often, we hear that Michiganders experiencing homelessness don’t feel like their vote matters. We’re working to change that through the stories of our Peer Ambassadors.

Peer Ambassadors are the face of our election work and hold critical coneversations to reach individuals experiencing homelessness. Peer Ambassadors are individuals who have experienced housing insecurity or homelessness and are committed to voting this election – and want to see others vote as well. Watch their videos about why they think it’s important for you to participate in our democracy too.

Candidate Engagement

Building strong relationships with elected officials begins now, before they ever take office. It is our role to ensure that housing and homelessness are priority issues for our Congressional, state, and local candidates in this election.

Each election year, MCAH submits candidate questionnaires  for Congressional and state candidates to respond with their knowledge, opinion, and positions on how to prevent and end homelessness in Michigan. Responses give us the information we need to work with candidates after the election and to educate newly elected officials about our priorities for smart, evidence-based solutions.

See how your candidate responded and reach out to educate them about homelessness in their district.