January 6 is the new deadline for submitting affordable housing success stories for a national report on the broad, positive impacts of HUD and USDA affordable housing programs to share with Members of Congress. The report is being prepared by NLIHC and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF).
Affordable housing advocates have our work cut out for us in the coming years. Threats to critical affordable housing programs that serve the poorest households are real and significant. President-elect Donald Trump has proposed cutting federal spending for everything but defense over the next ten years—a plan that could decimate affordable housing programs and increase housing poverty and homelessness. It is more important than ever for advocates to ensure the voices of those with the lowest incomes in our communities are heard.
NLIHC and CHCDF intend for the report to feature a wide range of success stories to demonstrate how these programs have helped low income families living in rural, suburban, and urban communities nationwide. The report is slated for publication in early 2017.
We encourage state and local organizations, as well as concerned individuals, to submit a success story to include in this publication. Please submit only one success story per organization.
It is important that we collect stories from across the country—especially if they are on our target list for the House and Senate. See the target list at: http://bit.ly/2fVEt9o
Submit a success story by January 6, 2017 at: http://bit.ly/2gzcrjR