NLIHC, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the National Alliance to End Homelessness, and the National Housing Law Project sent a letter on October 4 to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) urging them to provide the highest possible level of funding for affordable housing programs. The two chambers are currently working to resolve differences between the House and Senate spending bills.
Federal rental assistance is crucial to maintaining housing stability for many low-income individuals and families. The letter thanks the congressmembers’ previous support of affordable housing and urges them to utilize funding made available by the recent bipartisan budget agreement to strengthen HUD programs. NLIHC and their partners encourage members to prioritize homeless assistance grants, housing vouchers, the family self-sufficiency program, and public housing to have the greatest impact for low-income households. The letter also urges the THUD subcommittee to include language from the fiscal year 2020 House bill that would prevent HUD from implementing proposed rules to evict mixed-status immigrant families and to roll back protections for transgender individuals experiencing homelessness.
Read the letter from NLIHC and partners at: https://tinyurl.com/yxq2zcbw