Kane Brown Goes To Washington To Raise Awareness For Rental Housing Crisis

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• September 13, 2017 •

Pictured (L-R): Michele White, Senior Director, National Programs, Make Room, Inc; Alazne (Ali) Solis, President and CEO, Make Room, Inc; Kane Brown; Martha Earls, EFG Management; and John Zarling, EVP, Marketing and New Business, Sony Music Nashville; and Kashe Mowatt, Make Room Consultant. Photo: Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for Make Room USA

Kane Brown traveled to Washington, D.C. yesterday (Sept. 12) to speak at a Congressional briefing and press conference centered on bringing awareness to the plight of the 25 million Americans (including nine million children) who face housing insecurity each year. Brown has partnered with Make Room Inc., which announced the bipartisan congressional effort designating September 2017 as National Month For Renters.

Joined at a press conference by resolution sponsors Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Reps. Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Denny Heck (D-WA), Brown and Make Room shed light on the eleven million households nationwide that spend more than half of their income just on rent, while making sacrifices such as forgoing food, healthcare, and other necessities.

“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,” 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.”

Brown, in partnership with Make Room USA, noted that fans are now able to pre-order the his forthcoming Deluxe Edition of his self-titled debut album (out October 6here now and opt to pay $25 with a portion going to Make Room after fees and wholesale are covered.

Pictured: Kane Brown spoke at a Congressional briefing and press conference in Washington, DC yesterday. Brown has partnered with Make Room to bring awareness to 25 million Americans struggling to pay rent.

 

 

 

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