Affordable housing funding at risk: Raise your voice this Thursday and tell Congress to pass a clean budget as soon as possible!
Join us for a Twitter storm this Thursday, November 17 from 2 pm to 3pm EST to tell Congress to say no to another short-term stopgap funding bill.
In the wake of the November elections, conservative lawmakers are again pushing for a short-term stopgap spending measure, known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), to delay funding decisions until President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office on January 20. Congress is now waiting for Mr. Trump to signal what path he would prefer to take: passing a CR or full-year spending bills.
If Congress does not approve full-year FY 2017 spending bills for the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) as soon as possible and instead passes a CR through the spring or later, these agencies may see a steep shortfall in funding. The next Congress could revise FY17 spending bills to add deep funding cuts. This will result in deep cuts to critical housing programs that could cause thousands of families and children to lose access to stable housing, putting them at increased risk of homelessness.
For more information on how long-term CR will negatively impact affordable housing programs, click here: http://bit.ly/2aK61e1.
NLIHC has joined the Clean Budget Coalition—a group of more than 200 organizations—to urge Congress and the White House to pass full-year FY‘17 spending bills, free from harmful policy riders, before the end of the year. A CR puts vital investments in affordable housing at risk.
Join us for a Twitter storm this Thursday, November 17 from 2 pm to 3pm EST and tell Congress to pass clean full-year spending bills as quickly as possible and not another CR.
Hashtags can include #noriders #cleanbudget #doyourjob #getitdone #finishthebudget #omnibus and #thankful. Here are some sample tweets:
- 1000s of low income families may lose access to #affordablehousing unless #Congress passes a #cleanbudget ASAP
- Without a #cleanbudget, Congress would put vital investments in #affordablehousing at risk.
- The #affordablehousing crisis is reaching new heights. This is not the time to put vital investments at risk. Pass a #cleanbudget.
- America is stronger when families have #affordablehousing. Tell Congress to pass a #cleanbudget ASAP to protect vital investments.