Affordable Housing is Infrastructure

Affordable Housing a Critical Component of Nation’s Infrastructure

The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF), a group of more than 70 national organizations dedicated to adequate federal housing and community development funding for lower income families and communities is launching a blog series on why affordable housing is infrastructure.

Beginning on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, this series outlines why affordable housing is a critical component of our nation’s infrastructure in need of federal investments. Policymakers from both sides of the aisle agree that a significant federal investment in infrastructure should be a top national priority.

Affordable housing is an essential element in any infrastructure package not only because housing informs other infrastructure needs, but because it provides an enduring investment in economic growth.

The first blog is written by the National Housing Conference. Organizations participating in the blog series represent a broad array of housing needs, including senior, rural, and public housing.

The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is an education, strategy and action hub for national organizations dedicated to adequate federal housing and community development funding for lower income families and communities.

CHCDF’s members represent a full continuum of national housing and community development organizations, including faith-based, private sector, financial/intermediary, public sector and advocacy groups. CHCDF is staffed by the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

It holds biweekly forums, meets with decision makers and weighs in with letters and comments to promote the importance of federal funding for affordable housing and community development programs.

Policymakers from both sides of the aisle agree that a significant investment in infrastructure should be a top priority.

Affordable housing is a critical element of any infrastructure package not only because housing informs other infrastructure needs, but because it provides an enduring investment in economic growth. Investing in affordable housing infrastructure—through new construction and preservation.

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