On Wednesday, October 10, the full House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2895, the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act of 2007. H.R. 2895 would establish a Trust Fund to construct, rehabilitate, and preserve 1.5 million units of housing over the next 10 years. At least 75% of the new resources must produce or preserve housing affordable to extremely low income people. This would be the first new housing production program since 1990 and the only one focused on housing for households with the lowest incomes.
The following call to action is from the National Alliance to End Homelessness.
Please call your House Members TODAY through WEDNESDAY and ask them to vote for H.R. 2895.
House offices can be reached via the Capitol Switchboard at 1-877-210-5351.
Call and ask the staff person who works on housing issues to vote for H.R. 2895, the National Affordable Housing Trust Fund Act, when it is considered by the House on October 10.
Describe how your community has been successful at moving people who have become homeless into permanent housing and demonstrate what you would be able to accomplish with more affordable housing resources. Materials and Talking Points can be found by clicking here.