This just in from the National Low Income Housing Coalition:
The House and Senate are currently determining how to invest more than $330 billion in affordable housing as part of its $3.5 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery bill. Congress needs to hear from you NOW!
This bill is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to begin to end homelessness and housing poverty in America, but ONLY if Congress includes the targeted investments called for by over 1,300 organizations in the HoUSed campaign: investing $45 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund; $180 billion to expand rental assistance for those most in need; and $70 billion to preserve public housing.
We need advocates to take action:
- 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.
Let’s do this!