The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) sent a letter signed by 50 national organizations thanking House and Senate subcommittee appropriations leadership for the 10% increase in funding provided to HUD in FY18. While the February budget agreement increased overall spending limits, the letter acknowledges the significant efforts made by the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) to ensure HUD received its fair share.
Senate Subcommittee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) and House Subcommittee Chair Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC) rejected cuts proposed by the Trump administration and provided strong funding for critical HUD programs. This success stems from these members’ commitment to affordable housing and community development as well as the tireless efforts of advocates over the past year.
“We are hopeful that the Consolidated Omnibus Appropriations Act 2018 represents a turning point for HUD’s critical housing and community development programs and look forward to working with you toward a strong fiscal year 2019 HUD funding bill,” the letter states. CHCDF is an NLIHC-led coalition of more than 70 national organizations that work to ensure the highest allocation of resources possible to support affordable housing and community development. Members represent a full continuum of national housing and community development organizations, including faith-based, private sector, financial/intermediary, public sector, and other advocacy groups.
Read CHCDF’s letter in full at: https://bit.ly/2JGACv9