Building on FY 2018 Affordable Housing Funding Victory into FY 2019
Over the last year, advocates throughout the country urged members of Congress not only to reject President Trump’s call to slash affordable housing investments, but to provide much-needed increases in funding.
As a result, advocates, resident leaders and Congressional champions achieved a 10% increase in federal investments in U.S. Dept. of Housing and Department (HUD)’s programs in fiscal year (FY) 2018. This funding will directly translate into more affordable homes for the lowest income people.
This is an important step forward — but there is still much more to do. Let’s build on the momentumof this year’s funding victory to carry it into the next. President Trump continues to propose huge cuts to housing benefits that help struggling seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, and other populations keep roofs over their heads.
Last year, more than 3,400 other national, state, and local organizations and government signed a letter urging robust funding for affordable housing programs. As a result of this advocacy, Congress provided a 10% increase to HUD programs.
The Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding (CHCDF) is an education, strategy and action hub led by NLIHC. The coalition of more than 70 national organizations work to ensure the highest allocation of resources possible to support affordable housing and community development.
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 holds biweekly forums and meets with decision makers to promote the importance of federal funding for affordable housing and community development programs.