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Need for Safe and Affordable Housing

WHEREAS, the lack of safe and affordable housing has an enormous impact on American families and communities, to the extent that families have problems obtaining affordable housing and putting food on the table; and

WHEREAS, children who live in substandard housing are more likely to suffer from debilitating conditions such as asthma and lead poisoning; and

WHEREAS, the lack of affordable housing has been cited in survey after survey of economically disadvantaged families as a major cause of concern for family friction and unrest.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the NAACP, at the National Convention assembled in Miami on July 2003, reaffirm its commitment to work for much needed affordable housing.