Kane Brown is partnering with Make Room Inc. to shine a spotlight on the critical issue of struggling renters in America. On Tuesday, September 12, the country music newcomer will participate in a congressional briefing at the Hart Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
The goal of the briefing is to expose the human suffering and societal costs of the rental housing crisis, reinforce the importance of placing affordable rental housing on the national agenda, and advocate for bold solutions that will end housing insecurity. Members of Congress, staff, and impacted families will also participate in the briefing.
“We are thrilled to be teaming up with Kane Brown, one of country music’s most dynamic young stars,” said Ali Solis, President and CEO of Make Room Inc. “As someone who has experienced housing insecurity first hand, Kane knows how devastating its impact can be on a family. With his big heart and powerful appeal, Kane will be a wonderful partner for Make Room as we give voice to struggling renters across the country,” she added.
Eleven million households nationwide spend more than half of their income just on rent, while making sacrifices such as forgoing food, healthcare, and other necessities. That’s 1 in 4 of all renter households and 25 million Americans, including 9 million children, who face housing insecurity each year.
“When I was younger, my mom and I lived in a car because we didn’t have anywhere to go. After graduating from high school, even though I was working, I didn’t have enough money to pay rent so I stayed with my Nana,” Kane Brown revealed. “I’m proud to partner with Make Room to help other people who have been in similar housing situations. I just want people to know that they can make it through hard times like I did.”
The RCA Nashville/Zone 4 recording artist from Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, whose Top 15 single “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, with over 13 million views on VEVO, was just Certified Gold, will stand side-by-side with Make Room Inc., the nation’s leading organization working to address the rental housing crisis in America. Together, Kane Brown and Make Room will share the stories of real families, who can’t make rent today, and advocate for bold solutions that will end housing insecurity once and for all.
Fans are encouraged to tell their own stories about struggling to make rent or elaborate on how Kane Brown’s backstory resonates with them by uploading a video message HERE. Those who share a video story may join Brown for the opportunity to be part of the #MakeRoomKaneVideo in Washington, DC on September 12.