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Grassroots Alert: Urge Congress to Support Affordable Housing Programs During Funding Negotiations

2 March 2018
 March 2, 2018
Category Grassroots, Latest

Congress is negotiating government funding levels for the rest of this fiscal year (FY18).

Ask lawmakers to fully fund affordable housing programs. Temporary stopgap funding measures are harmful to families living in affordable housing, and they are harmful to our industry.

  • Request full funding: Urge your lawmakers to enact full-year funding for HUD and USDA housing programs. Fiscal Year 2018 Factsheet is attached and available here.

Urge Congress to support the Housing Credit.

Advocate to strengthen the Housing Credit. As Congress negotiates the spending bills, help us build support for provisions that strengthen the production and preservation of affordable rental housing throughout the country.

  • Relay the message to Congressional leadership: Please ask your legislators to urge Congressional leadership to include provisions of the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act in the tax extension package. The attached sample letters can be customized to your respective Senators or Representatives.
  • Build Co-Sponsorship by Majority Members: Encourage your Members of Congress to cosponsor the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act – especially majority members.

Please take a moment to email your lawmakers.

Your legislators want to hear from you. Look-up your legislators or reach out to NAHMA Government Affairs staff for assistance with advocacy in DC and in your district.

This grassroots alert is also available online here.

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