NLIHC encourages all our member and partner organizations to sign on to a letter urging Congress to provide robust funding for HUD and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) housing and community development programs for fiscal year 2022 (FY22). Sign on by April 16 at: tinyurl.com/4vq836e6
Congress will decide in the coming weeks how to divide available 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 affordable housing. Increased investments are more critical than ever 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 important 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 TODAY at: tinyurl.com/4vq836e6