Urge Congress to Ensure Affordable Housing Funding and Reject Proposals to Slash Housing Benefits
Housing benefits are under attack. President Donald Trump’s FY19 budget request slashes federal affordable housing benefits.
These affordable housing benefits help millions of low income seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, low-wage workers, veterans, and other vulnerable people afford their homes.
In addition to severe funding cuts and in some cases the elimination of critical programs, the proposal includes harmful rent increases and arbitrary work requirements that would leave even more low-income people without a stable home.
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You can take action today to oppose these proposals today. Your members of Congress from New Jersey need to hear from you.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) is circulating two letters that you can sign by the Friday, March 16, 2018 deadline.
Please join Monarch Housing Associates in signing on to these letters.
Groups concerned about housing, community development, and homelessness are circulating a letter urging Congress to ensure affordable housing and community development programs receive the highest allocation of discretionary funds possible for FY19.
Last year, more than 3,400 national, state, and local housing and community development, faith-based, disability, and civil rights organizations. Officials in municipal, tribal, and state governments signed onto a similar letter.
NLIHC is also circulating a sign-on letter urging Congress to oppose any proposals that would cut housing benefits by increasing rents and imposing onerous and administratively wasteful work requirements on current and future tenants.
Please share these letters today and encourage organizations in your network to join you in signing the letters by March 16.
Thank you for your advocacy. Your advocacy is more important than ever.
Next week, NLIHC will host its annual NLIHC 2018 Housing Policy Forum: Building the Movement, March 19-21 in Washington, DC.
- The movement for socially just affordable housing solutions is growing and expanding across the country.
- The 2018 Forum will provide an opportunity for those committed to building the movement to engage with affordable housing advocates and practitioners, movement leaders, policy experts, researchers, government officials, and low income residents on the challenges and opportunities ahead and on strategies for achieving real solutions.
- The Policy Forum includes on March 21, a Hill Day with Capitol Hill Visits and the opportunity to speak to elected officials in Congress about the critical need to provide robust funding for affordable housing and reject proposals to slash housing benefits.