Senators Circulate “Dear Colleague” Letters to Support HUD Funding in FY19

Senators are circulating “Dear Colleague” sign-on letters in support of funding for affordable housing and community development programs in fiscal year (FY) 2019. NLIHC encourages advocates to reach out to their senators and ask them to sign onto the following letters:

Tenant-Based Rental Assistance and Homeless Assistance

Public Housing

Project-Based Rental Assistance

Housing for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

  • Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is circulating a letter in support of HUD’s Section 202 and 811 programs for the development of new housing and the continuation of rental assistance for very low income seniors and persons with disabilities. The letter requests $619 million for renewal funding and $210 million for capital advance and project-based rental assistance awards for the Section 202 Housing for the Elderly program, and $313 million for the Section 811 Housing for Persons with Disabilities program. The deadline for senators to sign the letter is April 16. Senators can contact Rebecca Schatz ( to sign.

HOME Investment Partnerships Program

Community Development Block Grant Program

Choice Neighborhoods Initiative