Advocates for housing, community development, and ending homelessness are collaborating on a letter urging Congress to provide the highest possible funding for HUD and US Department of Agriculture (USDA) housing and community development programs for fiscal year (FY) 2022. NLIHC encourages all our member and partner organizations to sign on to the letter at: tinyurl.com/4vq836e6
In the coming weeks, Congress will decide how to distribute funding for FY22 among the 12 appropriations subcommittees. These funding allocations for subcommittees, called 302(b) allocations, will determine how much funding is available for HUD and USDA programs on housing, homelessness, and community development in FY22.
State and local governments and the communities they serve rely on federal resources to meet the infrastructure needs of their communities, including community development and accessible, affordable housing. Increased investments are ever more critical this year as families struggle to make ends meet and our nation's affordable housing crisis worsens due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is critical that the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittees in both the House and Senate receive the highest possible 302(b) allocations. Adequate 302(b) allocations will help the subcommittees have the resources they need to fund the homeless, affordable housing and community development programs at levels that exceed current spending and meet the level of need caused by the pandemic.
Read the letter and sign your organization on at: tinyurl.com/4vq836e6