OSAH Campaign Partners Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Housing Investments in Reconciliation Package

The Opportunity Starts at Home campaign sent a letter to Congress on July 13 urging robust investments in housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) in any future reconciliation legislation. In particular, the campaign recommended expanding rental assistance by $25 billion to serve over 300,000 households; investing $65 billion to repair the nation’s public housing infrastructure for its more than 2 million residents; and investing $15 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build and preserve 150,000 affordable homes to help end homelessness. Signatories included 43 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, including Catholic Charities USA, Coalition on Human Needs, Healthy Schools Campaign, Legal Action Center, National Community Action Partnership, National Women’s Law Center, and others. Read the campaign’s letter here.