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.
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.