Ensure THUD Appropriations Have Highest Possible Funding in FY16
The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will decide soon how much funding each appropriations subcommittee will receive in FY16.
This funding allocation for subcommittees, called the 302(b), will determine how much money is available for U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs in FY16.
It is critical that the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittees in the House and Senate receive 302(b) allocations that are at the highest possible levels. Adequate 302(b) allocations help ensure that the THUD Subcommittees have the resources they need to fully fund all housing programs.
House and Senate appropriators need to hear from you! Join the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Monarch Housing Associates, housing, community development, and transportation advocates around the country by signing a letter urging the highest possible 302(b) allocations. Please share the letter and encourage organizations in your network to sign. The deadline to sign the letter is Friday, March 13, 2015.
The THUD allocation provides essential capital and program funding that enables public and private partners to help more than five million seniors, people with disabilities, and others afford stable and safe housing, promote lasting community and family economic success, build critical transportation infrastructure, and spur economic development in communities. Through these investments, Congress reduces homelessness and housing instability, supports small-business job creation, expands our nation’s infrastructure capacity, and encourages economic recovery and growth.
HUD community development funding has been reduced by nearly 30% since FY2010.
HUD funded agencies are routinely overwhelmed by applications for rental assistance, and years-long waitlists for assistance are dishearteningly normal.
The cuts have caused the loss of 70,000 rental assistance opportunities for low-income families since 2013.
Click here to sign your organization on to the letter.
Click here to view the letter to the House and Senate Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Committees.