Opportunity Starts at Home: Multi-sector Campaign Applauds Budget Deal and Urges Congress to Prioritize Housing Assistance

The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign’s multi-sector Steering Committee sent a letter on August 14, to Chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Transportation-HUD Appropriations Subcommittees, Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Jack Reed (D-RI) and Representatives David Price (D-NC) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL). The letter urges the leaders to prioritize housing assistance for the nation’s most vulnerable people during negotiations regarding FY20 appropriations. 

The letter follows a recent agreement between Congress and the White House to lift the Budget Control Act’s federal spending caps on defense and domestic programs by $321 billion for the next two fiscal years. In light of the new agreement, the letter urges Congress to at least match the Housing Choice Voucher and public housing funding levels in the House-passed “Bipartisan Budget Act of 2019”(H.R. 3877).

The letter is at: https://bit.ly/2Z2CK7b