Fair Housing Under Attack as Senate Considers THUD Bill
Take Action TODAY: Urge Your Senators to Oppose the Lee-Cotton Amendment
Your calls are working! Just last night, the Senate passed the Feinstein-Portman amendment that provides a four-year suspension of the 24-month commitment deadline for funding under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
Now we really need you to weigh in to defeat an amendment that will undermine our nation’s efforts to expand opportunity and fairness for all.
Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Tom Cotton (R-AR) are now being joined by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) and Senate Banking Committee Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL) on an amendment to prohibit funding for implementation or enforcement of HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (“AFFH”) rule.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition sent a letter to the Senate explaining why this misguided and harmful amendment must be defeated. The AFFH rule simply clarifies existing fair housing obligations and will allow states and local governments to more fairly and effectively invest federal funds in their communities.
Contact your Senators today and urge them to oppose the Lee-Cotton amendment. Your voice is critical in defeating this amendment!
To contact your Senators’ offices by phone, call the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121 or go to NLIHC’s website and enter your zip code in the “Contact Congress” box at the bottom right of the screen.