In FY 2012, both the House and Senate Appropriations Transportation-HUD Subcommittees approved substantial cuts to the 302(b) allocation, which sets spending limits in both the Transportation and HUD accounts for the fiscal year. This significantly limited the abilities of Congressional Appropriators to fund transportation and housing programs in FY 2012, resulting in a number of cuts to crucial affordable housing programs.
However, a number of organizations who represent the nonprofit, private enterprises, and governmental sectors believe Congress should increase the 302(b) allocation in FY 2013, including full funding for all project-based Section 8 contracts, in order to achieve the goals of the Transportation-HUD funded agencies. To that end, NAHMA strongly encourages you to sign your company/organization on to a coalition letter to the Congressional Appropriations leadership in support of funding the Transportation-HUD 302(b) allocation at “the highest possible level” in FY 2013. Increasing funding for the 302(b) Transportation-HUD allocation will help sustain the critical work of these agencies and ensure that the benefits seen in local communities are not just continued but are increased in FY 2013.
This letter was drafted by supporters of the programs administered by the Departments of Transportation (DOT) and HUD. The deadline to sign on to this letter is COB Tuesday March 20.
If you would like to read and sign on to the letter, please visit: https://nlihc.wufoo.com/forms/thud-302b-signon-letter/