Thanks to the National Low Income Housing Coalition for this important update:
The House Financial Services Committee released today landmark legislation investing more than $330 billion in affordable housing as part of a $3.5 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery package!
Thanks to your sustained and effective advocacy, and to the leadership and dedication of Chairwoman Maxine Waters, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Sherrod Brown, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other congressional leaders, the bill includes robust funding for the HoUSed campaign’s top priorities including $90 billion for rental assistance, $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 we have further to go to achieve these long overdue and much needed investments!
Advocates should continue to contact their senators and representatives and urge them to quickly enact the infrastructure and economic recovery package and to prioritize the highest level of funding possible for rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund.
The House Financial Services Committee is scheduled to vote on the bill on September 13, before it is combined into a larger infrastructure and economic recovery package for a vote on the House floor by the end of the month. Democratic leaders are working to enacted the bill by mid-October.
Read NLIHC’s full analysis of the legislation here.
- Contact your senators and representatives and urge them to include full funding for the HoUSed campaign’s priorities in the infrastructure and economic recovery package. Educate your members of Congress on why investments in rental assistance, public housing, and the Housing Trust Fund are critical to your community.
- Join more than 1,300 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.