NLIHC hosted a national HoUSed campaign call on March 13. NLIHC Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Field Organizing Sarah Saadian provided an overview of President Biden’s fiscal year (FY) 2024 budget request and shared how advocates can engage with their members of Congress about the need for increased resources for affordable housing and homelessness in FY24. Casey Dawkins, professor of urban studies and planning at the University of Maryland, discussed new research assessing the relationship between housing supply constraints and rates of homelessness among adults. We also received updates from Anne Sosin, interim executive director of the Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition, and Ellen Davidson, staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. A recording of the call, as well as the presentation slides, are now available.
Join NLIHC’s biweekly national HoUSed campaign call every other Monday at 2:30 pm ET to learn more about how to advance long-term solutions to end the housing crisis and achieve housing justice. The next national call will be held on March 27 from 2:30 to 4 pm ET. Register for the call here: https://tinyurl.com/ru73qan
Resources discussed on the 3/13 call:
- Overview of President Biden’s FY24 Budget Request – Sarah Saadian, NLIHC
- President Biden’s FY24 Budget Request
- NLIHC Analysis and Budget Chart
- Sign your organization on to the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding’s (CHCDF) annual budget letter, calling on Congress to reject spending cuts and instead provide the highest possible allocation for HUD’s and USDA’s affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs in FY24!
- Email your members of Congress today and urge them to increase – not cut – resources for affordable housing and homelessness in FY24 and to support NLIHC’s top appropriations priorities.
- Use NLIHC’s advocacy toolkit, “Oppose Dramatic Cuts to Federal Investments in Affordable Housing,” for talking points, sample social media messages, and ideas about other ways to get involved!
- New Research on Relationships between Housing Supply and Homelessness – Casey Dawkins, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland
- Field Update – Anne Sosin, Interim Executive Director, Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition (VAHC)
- Field Update – Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney, The Legal Aid Society (NY)
- Legal Aid Society secured multiple rulings upholding the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act of 2019 and New York’s Rent Stabilization Law.
- Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) v. City of New York
- 74 Pinehurst LLC v. State of New York