The National Low Income Housing Coalition is calling us to action because the stakes are high RIGHT NOW to pass the “Build Back Better Act,” a $3.5 trillion comprehensive economic recovery package, which currently includes $90 billion for new rental assistance vouchers, $80 billion to preserve public housing and $37 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes.

This is an extraordinary milestone – but the bill is at risk of being reduced and these housing investments may be cut.

It is critical that Congress use this once-in-a-generation opportunity to prioritize investing in decent, accessible affordable housing for those with the greatest, clearest needs – people experiencing homelessness and people with the lowest incomes. If done right, investments in this bill could effectively end homelessness in the U.S.

Take Action:

  1. Contact your senators and representatives and urge them to provide the highest funding possible for the HoUSed campaign’s priorities in Build Back Better Act. Educate your members of Congress on why investments in rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund are critical to your community.
  2. Join more than 1,500 organizations nationwide by signing the HoUSed campaign letter. This letter is one of the most effective ways to show congressional leaders the broad support for the HoUSed campaign’s priorities for the infrastructure/economic recovery bill.  Sign on to the letter here.

Calling up your members and flooding their inboxes is critical. Let’s make sure Western MA is heard!

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