Significant Threats Face Affordable Housing and Community Development Programs
On Monday, March 6, at 3:00 p.m., the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will hold a webinar, “President Trump’s First Budget Could Impact Affordable Housing.”
NLIHC and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) invite you to join advocates from across the nation to learn more about the significant threats facing affordable housing and community development programs and how you can help protect these critical resources from severe funding cuts.
On the webinar, CHCDF will also launch its new report, “A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing” and new tools to help support your advocacy, including fact-sheets, sample op-eds, and statewide data on the economic impact of HUD and USDA Rural Housing investments.
Elayne Weiss from NLIHC will moderate the event. Speakers include:
- Doug Rice, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Linda Couch, LeadingAge
- Ellen Lurie Hoffman, National Housing Trust
- Steve Berg, National Alliance to End Homelessness
- Tess Hembree, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
- Marion McFadden, Enterprise Community Partners
With more households struggling to make ends meet, we cannot afford funding cuts to the very programs that sustain our communities and help families thrive.
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.
The key principles underling the CHCDF’s work in support of the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD’s) programs are expansion and preservation:
- Expansion: Increase funds for existing, effective programs that support families and communities and enact new opportunities to increase the supply of and access to affordable rental housing and economic development opportunities.
- Preservation: Preserve existing affordable housing to be able to eventually meet affordable housing needs.