Opportunity Starts at Home, a multi-sector affordable homes campaign, sent a letter to President Biden and HUD Secretary Fudge on March 30 urging them to prioritize robust housing resources in future infrastructure or recovery packages. Specifically, the letter calls for expanding vouchers to every eligible household, investing $70 billion to preserve public housing, and providing $40 billion to build new homes through the national Housing Trust Fund. The letter was signed by 39 leading organizations from an array of sectors, including health, education, food security, civil rights, faith, homelessness, seniors, child well-being, environmental protection, municipal governance, racial and gender equity, disability rights, and more. The campaign sent the same letter to congressional leadership on March 31.
Read the campaign’s letter here.
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