The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) hosted a webinar on March 20 on how housing advocates can help stop President Donald Trump’s FY18 budget proposal in its tracks. Nearly 3000 organizations registered to participate in the webinar. A recording of the webinar is now available online.
During the webinar, Barbara Sard of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provided an overview of the budget proposal and its potential impacts on HUD and USDA funding. Trey Reffett of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and Elayne Weiss of NLIHC discussed ways advocates could most effectively engage their lawmakers. NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel and National Alliance to End Homelessness President and CEO Nan Roman shared their reflections on what it all means and how advocates can and must resist the dramatic cuts Mr. Trump proposed.
CHCDF has provided advocates with a toolkit that includes talking points, sample op-eds, and instructions for setting up in-district meetings and site visits.
Check out the advocacy toolkit at: http://bit.ly/2mxtjNc
Watch the CHCDF webinar recording at: http://bit.ly/2mVexwl
Check out the CHCDF webinar slides at: http://bit.ly/2o9WGCQ