NLIHC joined 39 other national organizations in authoring a letter to the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (T-HUD), urging them to increase HUD funding in their final FY12 appropriations bills (see previous article in Memo).
The letter from members of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) informs appropriators that “the significant cuts made in these bills would cause thousands of individuals and families to lose their housing and exacerbate the economic hardships of thousands more in need of affordable housing and community development resources.”
“This is simply not acceptable, and it is not necessary under the current budget framework that Congress is working within,” write the organizations.
CHCDF urges the House and Senate T-HUD Subcommittee Chairs and Ranking Members to increase the HUD allocation in their final bill above the House HUD allocation level. The House HUD funding level is about $1 billion above the Senate’s, with the Senate bill including about $1 billion in rescissions to many HUD programs. CHCDF urges that the House allocation should be used along with the Senate rescissions to achieve HUD funding at a higher level than proposed by either bill.
View the letter at: http://nlihc.org/doc/CHCDF_T-HUD_Appropriators_Letter_10-5-11.pdf