National Housing Trust Fund Vote – May 17-18

This important update is from our friends at the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ.

On Thursday, May 17 and Friday May 18, The House is expected to take up H.R. 1427, GSE Regulatory Reform Legislation. The bill contains a provision to reserve $500 million a year from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as a dedicated source of funding for the National Housing Trust Fund. For more information on GSE legislation click here.

Call Your Representative and urge him/her to support H.R. 1427, GSE Regulatory Reform Legislation, which includes money for an affordable housing trust fund.

Encourage him/her to:

Vote YES on H.R. 1427.
Vote NO on any amendment to strike the Affordable Housing Fund.
Vote NO on an amendment to strike the language that reserves the funds in the Affordable Housing Fund for the National Housing Trust Fund.
Vote NO on a “motion to recommit” that would send the bill back to the Committee.
To find your representative:
Please call 877-210-5351 (toll free). Once you are connected to the congressional switchboard, they will connect you to your Representative.

If you do not know the name of your Representative, click here or visit

Please email Arnold Cohen, Policy Coordinator, at to let us know the outcome of your call.

Thank you for your support!