FY18 Spending Caps Would Force Lawmakers to Make Deeper Housing Program Cuts
NDD United, a broad group of stakeholders interested in protecting federal non-defense discretionary (NDD) funding, is coordinating a sign-on letter urging Congress to end the harmful spending caps. The spending or sequester caps return in full-force for the fiscal year (FY) 18 appropriations process. These spending caps will force lawmakers to make deep cuts to housing programs.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) represents housing, homeless, and community development organizations on the steering committee of NDD United.
NLIHC encourages all housing, homeless, and community development advocates to join the letter and produce a strong showing from our sector.
Monarch Housing Associates is proud to have signed on to the letter.
The deadline to sign the letter is Friday, January 27, 2017. Please share the letter with your networks and encourage others to sign on.
NDD United thanks its supporters and in 2013 and 2015, NDD United was successful in securing partial and temporary sequestration relief for discretionary programs in fiscal years 2014-2017.
Its work and partnership with the Aerospace Industries Association’s “Second to None” campaign was named one of the top 10 lobbying victories of 2013 by The Hill, and baseball hats from our #RaiseTheCaps campaign of 2015 can still be found on display in lawmakers’ offices across Capitol Hill.
Sequestration is upon us again as the temporary and partial relief of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 expires FY 2017. In the 115th Congress, our unity will be more important than ever as threats to nondefense discretionary programs abound—proposals that if enacted, will reduce domestic spending to levels never before seen.
Our best chance to prevent further cuts and have any chance of restoring funding for these programs is to speak with one voice.
Click here to add your national, state, or local organization’s name (please no individuals) to the letter please complete the form below.
Click here to read the NDD United letter.