Why Attend the Congressional Reception: Sarah Mickelson

Harmful Proposals that Would Affect Low-Income People as Reasons to Attend the Congressional Reception

Sarah Mickelson, senior director of policy at the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), recently spoke about three proposals that would be detrimental to low-income Americans. Sarah gives these harmful proposals as reasons to attend this year’s Congressional Reception on Wednesday, July 24.

As Sarah mentions in the video, Congress and HUD are considering the following potential harmful changes:

  • Whether or not congress should lift spending caps that restrict funding for HUD and USDA rural housing programs
  • HUD’s proposal to break up immigrant families or face eviction
  • HUD’s proposal to roll back protection for transgender people experiencing homelessness

“Here at NLIHC, we know that our power comes from having a powerful network of advocates, like you, who care deeply about this issue,” says Sarah.  “When you come to D.C. and meet with members of congress, you are helping to build the political will to invest in affordable homes, to help America’s very poor seniors, people with disabilities, families with children, people experiencing homelessness and others.”

Sarah Mickelson

To learn more about the event and to register, visit NJ Hill Day.