Caps Hurt Communities

End Sequester and Increase Resources for
Affordable Housing

Caps Hurt CommunitiesThe National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has launched a new campaign, Caps Hurt Communities — a Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) initiative.

Caps Hurt Communities seeks to build a movement of individuals and organizations committed to bringing an end to federal sequester caps.

Thousands of advocates across the country are deeply concerned about the effects of sequestration cuts on critical housing and community development programs. Together we can bring an end to the sequester caps and increase resources for safe, decent, and affordable housing and community development.

The Caps Hurt Communities Campaign is asking Congress to lift the unfair budget caps.

Here’s why:

  • America is stronger when we have decent, affordable homes, and stable communities.
  • Families and neighborhoods thrive because of housing and community development investments.
  • People and communities should not suffer due to a budget gimmick that does not solve the federal deficit.
  • Congress must lift spending caps to protect homes, families, and communities.

How can you join the Campaign and help?

Other ways you can help bring an end to sequester caps:

  • Create a “Twitterstorm” forecasted for the week of July 27, 2015. No need for umbrellas—hashtags and tweets will do! #CapsHurt
  • Schedule In-district meetings which are a good way to let your U.S. Representatives and Senators know how you really feel about sequestration budget cuts. Schedule in-district and in-state meetings with your U.S. Representatives and Senators between now and Monday, September 7, 2015.
  • Participate in national call-in days are scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, 2015. On these days, please light up the switchboards of Congress. Let your voice be heard!
  • Send your stories and photos to and they will be posted to the Caps Hurt website.

Click here to join the Caps Hurt Communities Campaign.

Click here to sign on to the letter to Congress.