The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Insurance, Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee will hold a hearing on October 12 on the Housing Choice Voucher Program. The Subcommittee held a first hearing on its draft Section 8 Savings Act on June 23 (see Memo, 6/24). Advocates anticipate that a new draft version of the SESA bill will be made available prior to this second hearing. The hearing will be at 2 pm in room 2128 of the Rayburn House office building.
Advocates are encouraged to sign onto a letter to Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Chair Tim Johnson (D-SD) and Ranking Member Richard Shelby (R-AL), urging Senate action on voucher reform legislation. The deadline for signatures has been extended until September 19.
NLIHC, the National Affordable Housing Management Association, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials are circulating the letter along with other national, state and local organizations.
View the letter and sign for your organization at http://nlihc.org/template/page.cfm?id=280