On January 27, the campaign sent a letter to Congress urging robust investments in the Build Back Better Act for housing vouchers, public housing, and the national Housing Trust Fund. Specifically, the campaign recommends expanding rental assistance by $25 billion to serve over 300,000 households; investing $65 billion to repair the nation’s public housing infrastructure for more than two million residents.; and investing $15 billion in the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) to build and preserve 150,000 affordable homes and help end homelessness. Signatories included 42 leading national organizations from an array of sectors, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, Catholic Charities USA, Cleveland Clinic, Healthcare Anchor Network, Food Research & Action Center, National Education Association, National League of Cities, and more.
These key investments must be included in any reconciliation legislation that advances and should not be broken off into a separate bill that faces a steeper path to enactment.
These vital housing programs most directly and effectively serve the lowest income and most marginalized households with the greatest needs. All three will be essential to support an equitable recovery.
Read the campaign’s letter to Congressional Leadership below:OSAH Sign On Letter - Jan 27 Final
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