Congress needs to hear from you! Please contact your senators and representatives and urge them to immediately pass a robust disaster aid package that includes funding for all impacted areas. Despite the tremendous need for federal assistance in disaster-impacted areas, Congress has been unable to reach an agreement that would allow it to enact a robust disaster relief package. Because congressional leaders were unable to reach an agreement by the end of last week, disaster assistance funding for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, California, Nebraska, Iowa, and Puerto Rico and other territories will be further delayed until after Congress returns from recess on April 29.
- Call your senators and representatives and urge them to pass a robust disaster relief package.
- Schedule meetings with your senators and representatives when they are back in their home states during the April Recess (April 13-26) and urge them to pass a disaster aid package as soon as possible.
Disaster-impacted communities have already waited too long for Congress to provide the long-term recovery resources necessary to rebuild and ensure low-income families have decent, accessible, and affordable homes. It has been nearly seven months since Hurricane Florence slammed the Carolinas, six months since Hurricane Michael devastated Florida and Georgia, and five months since the California wildfires destroyed homes and communities – and still, far too many families are living in tents, sleeping in cars, doubling or tripling up with other low-income families, or paying more than half of their incomes on rent, putting them at increased risk of evictions and homelessness.
Call your senators and representatives today!