Campaign Sends Letter to Congress Urging Major Expansion to Rental Assistance in Final FY22 Spending Bill

The Opportunity Starts at Home (OSAH) multi-sector affordable homes campaign director, Mike Koprowski, sent a letter on behalf of the campaign to appropriators urging that a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 spending bill include a House proposal to expand Housing Choice Vouchers to an additional 125,000 households. A substantial expansion of rental assistance for people with the lowest incomes is a key element of any successful strategy to solve the affordable housing crisis. Due to chronic under-funding by Congress, only one in four households eligible for a federal housing voucher will get the help they need.

The FY22 spending bill presents an opportunity to obtain a tremendous return on investment by expanding Housing Choice Vouchers to an additional 125,000 households. Top national organizations from a variety of sectors – including health, education, civil rights, food security, environmental protection, faith, municipal governance, child welfare, criminal justice, anti-poverty, and others – have come together through the OSAH campaign to jointly push for expanded investments. Despite their different issue areas, these organizations all understand that achieving their own goals depends on ensuring people have access to stable, affordable homes and that expanding rental assistance is a critical component of any overall solution.

Read the Opportunity Starts at Home campaign’s letter here.

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