The Opportunity Starts at Home multi-sector affordable homes campaign sent an updated letter to Congress on October 6 urging robust investments in the “Build Back Better Act” for housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund. Signatories included 43 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Catholic Charities USA, Cleveland Clinic, Healthcare Anchor Network, Food Research & Action Center, National Education Association, NAACP, Natural Resources Defense Council, National League of Cities, and many more.
Specifically, the campaign recommends expanding rental assistance by $90 billion to serve an additional one million households; investing $80 billion to repair the nation’s public housing infrastructure for more than two million residents; and investing $37 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build and preserve 330,000 affordable homes and help end homelessness.
Read the letter here.
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