NDD United Coordinates Advocacy Effort Urging End Harmful Spending Caps Which Return in FY20 Appropriations
NDD United is coordinating a sign-on letter urging Congress to end the harmful Budget Control Act sequester spending caps, which return in full-force for the FY20 appropriations process. These spending caps will force lawmakers to make deep cuts to housing programs.
The deadline to sign NDD United’s letter is this Friday, February 8. Please join Monarch Housing Associates in singing on to the letter. Then, share the letter with your networks and encourage others to sign on. Read and sign onto the letter here.
NDD United is a broad group of stakeholders interested in protecting federal nondefense discretionary (NDD) funding. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) represents housing, homeless, and community development organizations on the steering committee of NDD United. NLIHC encourages all housing, homeless, and community development advocates to join the letter to produce a strong showing from the housing field.
The NDD letter states,
“Large investment needs exist — funding for many NDD programs remains inadequate to meet the needs of the American people. Overall NDD appropriations remain below funding levels from a decade ago, despite a growing population and rising needs and costs in many areas. The BCA led to broad-scale disinvestment in a host of areas – funding over the 2011-2017 period was hundreds of billions less than what was needed just to maintain 2010 funding, adjusted for inflation. And, in the coming years, Congress must address new costs in certain areas, such as rising costs in housing program rents and veterans’ health care, and the cost of running a successful 2020 Census. A new budget deal must address the need both for broad-based investments and for funding specific areas with acute short-term needs.”