Actions You Can Take to Fight the Proposed Budget Cuts – Call Congress, Sign on to a National Letter and Attend the Congressional Reception
President Trump’s FY18 budget – released on May 23, 2017 – proposes drastic budget cuts to federal investments in affordable housing and other essential programs that ensure basic living standards for low income individuals and families.
With this budget, the Trump administration shows a cruel indifference to the millions of people struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, there will be a webinar, “President Trump Proposes Massive Budget Cuts to Critical HUD and USDA Resources” from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Click here to register for the webinar.
Please read our previous post on a webinar on How to Stop Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts to Affordable Housing.
Please join the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and other leaders of the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) to learn more about President Trump’s proposal and actions you can take to fight back.
If enacted, the proposed budget would:
- eliminate the national Housing Trust Fund,
- cause more than 250,000 families to lose their housing vouchers,
- and gut the public housing program, among other things.
Together these draconian cuts would increase homelessness and housing poverty throughout the country.
In the meantime, you call call or email your members of Congress and urge them to protect critical resources for affordable housing.
And you can use this script in your calls or emails:
Please reject the president’s proposed budget that slashes HUD and USDA investments that provide millions of Americans with affordable homes. These resources keep roofs over the heads of low income families, seniors, people with disabilities, low-wage workers and other vulnerable people. Funding affordable housing is a smart investment that leads to better health and education outcomes and boosts economic mobility and the local economy. Our communities are stronger because of HUD and USDA programs. Instead of making harmful cuts, I urge you to work with your colleagues to lift the spending caps on critical domestic programs like those at HUD and USDA.
You can also email and tweet members of Congress.
And organizations and local governments can sign onto a national letter: Monarch Housing Associates has joined the letter and we urge your organization sign on to the letter as well!
Now more than ever, we need you to join us for the Congressional Reception in Washington, DC on July 26, 2017.