#Shutdown2018: Call Congress to Support Dear Colleague Letter, then Join Today’s National Call on Shutdown’s Impacts on Affordable Housing!

Call Congress to Support Dear Colleague Letter, and Join Today’s National Call on Shutdown’s Impacts on Affordable Housing and Community Development

The partial government shutdown, now the longest ever, continues with no end in sight. Low-income people served by affordable housing programs are already being negatively impacted. The longer the shutdown continues, the greater its harm will be, and the lowest-income people – seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children – will suffer the most.

Take Action Now!

Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Representative Marc Veasey (D-TX) have circulated a dear colleague letter that they plan to send to President Trump and HUD Secretary Ben Carson regarding the current government shutdown’s severe consequences on affordable housing. You can read the letter here

Please contact your members of Congress and urge them to sign onto the letter as soon as possible. The deadline to sign on is noon today!

To sign on, Senate offices should contact Jared Roscoe (jared_roscoe@warner.senate.gov) and House offices should contact Zahraa Saheb (zahraa.saheb@mail.house.gov).

Read NLIHC’s latest update on the shutdown here. You can also see an interactive map and a state-by-state breakdown of how the shutdown is impacting some HUD-assisted housing.

Learn more about the shutdown’s impacts on affordable housing and community development programs during a national call today, January 15 at 4:00 p.m. ET.  Register here.

NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding will provide updates on the latest information and guidance on how advocates can engage lawmakers to help end the shutdown.

Elayne Weiss, NLIHC senior policy analyst, will moderate the call.

Speakers include:

  • Doug Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Ellen Lurie Hoffman, National Housing Trust
  • Linda Couch, LeadingAge
  • Tess Hembree, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
  • Emily Warren, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities
  • Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness
  • David Lipsetz Housing Assistance Council
  • Joey Lindstrom, National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Sonya Acosta, National Low Income Housing Coalition

Register now!