The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign sent a letter to congressional appropriators on April 22 urging them to expand Housing Choice Vouchers (HCVs) to an additional 200,000 households in their FY23 spending bills in accordance with President Biden’s budget request. The letter’s signatories include 17 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Church World Service, Civil Rights Corps, and the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
Rental assistance is a critically important tool for helping people with the lowest incomes afford decent, stable homes and avoid homelessness. Due to chronic under-funding and disinvestment, however, only one in four households eligible for a federal housing voucher will get the help it needs. The FY23 spending bill presents an opportunity to obtain a tremendous return on investment by expanding HCVs to an additional 200,000 households.
Read the campaign’s letter here.