The National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) is one of 2,100 organizations to join with NDD United to call for the end of the across-the-board federal budget cuts known as sequestration. NDD United is an alliance of organizations working together to protect nondefense discretionary (NDD) funding.
NAHMA has signed a letter, along with other organizations, to urge the U.S. Congress and Pres. Barack Obama to work together to end sequestration. Additionally, the letter emphasizes the importance of nondefense discretionary programs, the harmful effects of budget cuts to date and the importance of both defense and nondefense programs. The impacts of the cuts thus far are demonstrated in NDD Uniteds 2013 report Faces of Austerity: How Budget Cuts Make Us Sicker, Poorer, and Less Secure.
It is vital that Congress and the president find a way to end the devastating cuts of sequestration, Kris Cook, executive director of NAHMA, said. The automatic federal cuts ensure that affordable housing programs that provide rental assistance to vulnerable American families arent adequately funded to help those who need them the most.