The ability to serve low income people in need depends on federal appropriations. NLIHC monitors the federal budget process and advocates for the highest possible allocation of resources at HUD and the USDA Rural Housing Service to support affordable housing and community development.

NLIHC leads the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding to ensure robust resources to address America's housing crisis. Learn more here.

Memo to Members and Partners Articles

August 12, 2019

Engage Your Members of Congress During August Recess

It is critical for advocates to engage directly with policymakers to urge them to take action to address the issues of housing affordability and homelessness – and there is no better time to do so than during the congressional recess when senators and representatives are back in their home states…

August 5, 2019

Take Action: Engage Your Members of Congress During August Recess

It is critical for advocates to engage directly with policymakers to urge them to take action to address the issues of housing affordability and homelessness – and there is no better time to do so than during the congressional recess when senators and representatives are back in their home states…

July 29, 2019

House Passes Budget Deal; Senate to Vote this Week

The House passed a two-year FY20-21 budget deal (H.R. 3877) on July 25 by a vote of 284-149. Congressional leadership and the White House announced on July 23 that they had reached an agreement to lift the low federal spending caps on defense and domestic programs by $321 billion for the next two…

July 29, 2019

Engage Your Members of Congress During August Recess!

It is critical for advocates to engage directly with policymakers to urge them to take action to address the issues of housing affordability and homelessness – and there is no better time for this engagement than during the congressional recess when senators and representatives are back in their…