Affordable Homes Key to Strengthen America’s Value and Economy
The Strengthening America’s Value and Economy (SAVE) for All Campaign is circulating a coalition letter urging Congress and President-elect Donald Trump to support policies that protect and assist low income and vulnerable people, expand affordable homes invest in broadly shared economic growth and jobs, increase revenues from fair sources, and seek savings by reducing waste in defense spending and elsewhere.
Monarch Housing hopes that your organization will join us in signing on to the letter.
The letter reads in part:
“We call upon you to make investments of proven effectiveness . . . and to reject policies and language that demean and discriminate against race, gender, immigrant status, disability or religion. . . . We also call upon you to make the economy work for all by investing in our infrastructure and our people. We must invest in the work of rebuilding public housing and schools, roads, water systems, and public transit that protect health and safety and meet the needs of a modern economy. Further, we should give priority to low-income communities most in need, including communities of color, and hire from those communities. . . . We strongly urge you to choose shared prosperity and fairness and to reject cuts that leave millions of Americans behind. We stand ready to support actions consistent with the SAVE for All principles and to oppose proposals that worsen inequality and harm low-income people.”
Affordable Homes Infrastructure Is Key to Long-Term Economic Growth
A large-scale investment in infrastructure provides an opportunity to expand affordable housing resources. Investing in affordable homes infrastructure—through new construction and preservation—bolsters productivity and economic growth, provides a long-term asset that connects low income families to communities of opportunity and economic mobility, and supports local job creation and increased incomes.
Monarch Housing Associates joins the National Low Income Housing Coalition in urging Congress to expand the Housing Trust Fund, provide funding to repair and rehabilitate public housing, increase Housing Choice Vouchers, and make affordable homes developments eligible for any infrastructure bank or tax incentives.
SAVE for All is a coalition of national, state and local advocacy groups, service providers, faith-based organizations, policy experts, labor and civil rights groups working to protect important services from harmful federal budget cuts and to save the federal capacity to spur economic recovery and progress for the benefit of all. SAVE for All is coordinated by the Campaign for Human Needs.
The deadline to sign onto the letter is Thursday, January 5, 2016.