On September 15 and 16, between 9am-5pm ET, people from across the country will call the members of their Congressional delegation to deliver a simple, unified message: raise the federal sequester spending caps and fully fund affordable housing programs. The call-in days are being coordinated by Caps Hurt Communities (http://www.capshurtcommunities.org), an advocacy campaign of individuals and organizations committed to bringing an end to federal sequester spending caps. NLIHC urges our members to join this effort to support critical housing programs by calling the members of your Congressional delegation on these days.
The sequestration spending caps in the Budget Control Act of 2011 led to devastating cuts to critical affordable housing programs. Additional sequester caps for FY16 would bring more deep cuts for HUD and Rural Housing Services programs. To learn more about the impact of the sequester caps on housing programs, visit: http://nlihc.org/issues/budget
Please set aside time on September 15 or 16 to call your Senators and Representative. Just dial the Congressional switchboard at 877-210-5351 and ask to speak with your legislators. Tell the people taking calls in your legislators’ offices how important affordable housing is to your community. Leave this simple message: “It is time to pass a housing budget that works for our communities. Please raise the sequester caps and fully fund affordable housing programs.”