Join us for a Twitter storm on Thursday, November 17 at 2 pm EST to tell Congress to pass a #cleanbudget.
NLIHC has joined the Clean Budget Coalition—a group of more than 200 organizations—to urge Congress and the White House to reject harmful policy riders that could prevent lawmakers from enacting a final full-year spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017, putting vital investments in affordable housing at risk.
If Congress does not approve full-year FY 2017 spending bills for the Departments of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Agriculture (USDA) and instead passes a long-term stopgap spending measure known as a Continuing Resolution (CR), these agencies will see a steep shortfall in funding. This will result in deep cuts to critical housing programs that could cause thousands of families and children to lose access to stable housing, putting them at increased risk of homelessness.
For more information on how long-term CR will negatively impact affordable housing programs, click here: http://bit.ly/2aK61e1.
Join us for a Twitter storm on Thursday, November 17 at 2 pm ET. Let’s make some noise and tell Congress to say no to harmful policy riders. Hashtags can include #noriders #cleanbudget #doyourjob #getitdone #finishthebudget #omnibus and #thankful. Here are some sample tweets:
- 1000s of low income families may lose access to #affordablehousing unless #Congress passes a #cleanbudget ASAP
- Without a #cleanbudget, Congress would put vital investments in #affordablehousing at risk.
- The #affordablehousing crisis is reaching new heights. This is not the time to put vital investments at risk. Pass a #cleanbudget.
- America is stronger when families have #affordablehousing. Tell Congress to pass a #cleanbudget ASAP to protect vital investments.