The steering committee for the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) sent on September 14 a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Banking Committee Chair Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and House Financial Services Committee Chair Maxine Waters (D-CA) urging the congressional leaders to support the highest funding possible for affordable housing and community development in the budget resolution package.
“Like roads and bridges, affordable, accessible housing in strong, resourced communities is a long-term investment that provides families and individuals with low incomes the stability needed to thrive, while furthering neighborhood revitalization,” wrote the steering committee. The budget resolution would make an historic investment of $327 billion in vital federal housing and community development programs, including significant funding for NLIHC’s HoUSed campaign’s top priorities: $90 billion for rental assistance, $80 billion to preserve public housing, and $37 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes.
Read the letter at: https://tinyurl.com/vdx63k7f
Read NLIHC’s analysis of the housing provisions in the budget resolution at: https://tinyurl.com/4y2xcefw
Learn more about the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding at: https://tinyurl.com/3f6z89xs