Brad Gordon, executive director of the Berkshire Regional Housing Authority, brought this important information to my attention yesterday and asked for me to relay it to all of you:

Under the recently brokered, but yet to be passed, FY’11 Federal Budget Agreement, the HUD Housing Counseling Program was completely eliminated or zero budgeted.  This is going to significantly and immediately impact the ability of several of our Network partners to provide an array of homelessness prevention services.

Please call Senator Kerry at 202-224-2742 and Senator Brown at 202-224-4543 and urge them to do what is necessary to reinstate this important program.  The calls will take a minute and could make a real difference.

Thanks so much for your attention.

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