NLIHC urges advocates to contact their members of Congress to oppose the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to rural housing for FY18 and to fully fund rural housing programs. The president’s budget proposes significant reductions to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rural housing budget, including a $60 million cut to Section 521 Rural Rental Assistance, the elimination of the Multifamily Preservation and Revitalization program, and the elimination of key homeownership programs, including Section 502 Direct Homeownership Loans and Section 523 Mutual Self-Help Housing.
NLIHC and nearly 600 organizations from across the country have signed onto a letter circulated by the National Rural Housing Coalition (NRHC) opposing the proposed cuts. The letter criticized the administration’s response to the problems facing rural America as what “can only be described as a wholesale retreat.”
NLIHC encourages advocates to call their members of Congress to urge them to oppose the president’s proposed budget and USDA reorganization plan and to fully fund rural housing programs.
Contact your Congressional delegation directly at: http://bit.ly/2rr1AkV
Read NRHC’s press release about rural advocates’ letter to Congress at: http://prn.to/2tmTGWB
Review NLIHC’s analysis of the Trump administration’s proposed budget, including funding for USDA Rural Housing programs, at: http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/Trump-Budget.pdf