Tell Congress that Caps Hurt Communities
The House and Senate will be in recess until Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Please take advantage of the August recess to reach out to New Jersey’s two Senators and your Representative and educate them about the importance of affordable housing and how sequester budget cuts hurt low income people.
The #CapsHurt Communities campaign raises awareness about the devastating impact of the federal budget cuts on affordable housing programs. Monarch Housing is working to coordinate site visits with partners in districts across the state and urges you to speak to your Senators and Representatives while they are in their home districts to tell them why Congress must end sequester budget caps and increase resources for federal affordable housing programs.
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is sponsoring the Caps Hurt Communities campaign. The Caps Hurt Communities campaign has suggestions for taking action. Please spread the word about the campaign on social media using the hashtag #CapsHurt.
The goal of site visits is to describe the effects of cuts in federal funding for affordable housing for low income seniors, people with disabilities, and families, and urge your Congressional delegation to push for elimination of the sequester budget caps to protect affordable housing for low income families and communities.
Over the past year, Monarch staff has joined local partners in meeting with:
These meetings have provided an excellent opportunity to make the case that #CapsHurt and increased voucher and homelessness assistance funding is critical.
Email Kate Kelly if your agency is interested in partnering on a site visit in NJ.
Click here to learn more about the Caps Hurts Communities campaign.
Click here to find the contact information for your Representative.