The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is an education, strategy and action hub for national organizations dedicated to adequate federal housing and community development funding for lower income families and communities.
CHCDF’s members represent a full continuum of national housing and community development organizations, including faith-based, private sector, financial/intermediary, public sector and advocacy groups. CHCDF is staffed by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. It holds biweekly forums, meets with decision makers and weighs in with letters and comments to promote the importance of federal funding for affordable housing and community development programs.
To join CHCDF or pay your organization's annual dues, visit this page.
Attached to this page is a fact sheet on CHCDF, its complete advocacy agenda, letters from the current year and compressed files containing past years' correspondance.
Principles of Our Advocacy Agenda
The key principles underling the Campaign’s work in support of HUD’s programs are expansion and preservation:
- Expansion: Increase funds for existing, effective programs that support families and communities and enact new opportunities to increase the supply of and access to affordable rental housing and economic development opportunities.
- Preservation: Preserve existing affordable housing in order to be able to eventually meet affordable housing needs.
To achieve this expansion and preservation, we urge Congress and the Administration to:
- Realign the federal budget to preserve and expand access to affordable rental housing for low income households while continuing support for homeownership opportunities for low and moderate income families.
- Partner with and utilize resources from federal agencies in addition to HUD to help meet affordable housing and community development goals.
- Attract private capital to supplement, not supplant, federal investments in affordable housing and community development.
CHCDF Steering Committee Members
Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness
Barbara Burnham, Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Matt de Ferranti, Rebuilding Together
Robert Francis, Lutheran Services in America
Mindy LaBranche, National Council of State Housing Agencies
Nancy Libson, LeadingAge (formerly AAHSA)
Tom Mulloy, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Melissa Quirk, National Low Income Housing Coalition
Doug Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Jeremy Rosen, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
Diane Yentel, Enterprise Community Partners
For more information, contact Melissa Quirk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-662-1530 x230.