The Senate Appropriations Committee voted to approve its FY18 spending bill for affordable housing and community development programs. While the bill significantly increases funding over the President’s budget request and the House funding bill and provides a modest increase over FY17, NLIHC and other advocates are concerned that it may still not cover the full extent of inflationary costs, putting tens of thousands of vouchers at risk.
It is imperative that Congress reach a budget deal to lift the tight Budget Control Act spending caps and to fully fund affordable housing programs to ensure that no housing vouchers are lost. This spending bill sets the stage for a bi-partisan budget deal, but housing advocates must continue to weigh in with their members of Congress.
Please sign a letter from advocates urging Congress to lift the spending caps and ensure affordable housing, community development, and transportation programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible.
Sign your organization on today at: http://bit.ly/2jnY5Ee
To view the letter previously sent to members of Congress in April, visit: http://bit.ly/2v4DM7u