The fiscal cliff includes sequestration, the automatic, 8.2 % across-the-board cuts to non-defense, discretionary spending, which includes nearly all programs within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, including many affordable housing and homelessness programs.
Join the National Alliance to End Homelessness, Monarch Housing and partners across the country to call your Members of Congress to tell them the negative impacts sequestration would have on your communities’ efforts to prevent and end homelessness.
Here’s what you can do:
Call your Senators and Representative(s) this week and ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues. Click here for contact information for the New Jersey delegations’ housing staffers;
Use the talking points to explain how 8.2 % cuts to HUD programs will negatively impact your community; and
Let Kate Kelly know if you have any questions and/or which office(s) you contacted!
We must make sure to impart to our Members the importance of housing and homelessness programs in our communities before a final deal is made. We have the opportunity to impact the decision making process and work to make homelessness a thing of the past. A ten-minute call could have a tremendous impact on funding for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness.