Partway through the rent support project, one of our manufactured housing communities where we spent a third of our money sent out a letter to its residents saying they were raising rent. We went to our local elected officials and said, “Would you push back on this? Would you write a letter and say ‘We think this isn’t the time to raise rent’?” One of our elected officials said, “I don’t know, I just don’t think the government should tell businesses what to do.” My colleague said, “I hear you, and I also know that you voted to give money to this project. That’s taxpayer money, and I know that you value being a good steward of taxpayer dollars. We really value that too, and I think this isn’t about the government telling businesses what to do, this is about being good stewards of public money.” The elected official said, “I can hear that, and I think you’re right.” The meeting moved forward, the commissioners voted to approve the letter, and the rent was not raised. It was a great moment where we were all able to agree on something and do good work, even across strong ideological divides.