Policymakers from both sides of the aisle agree that a significant investment in infrastructure should be a top priority. To maximize impact, a broad infrastructure package should contain resources to construct and preserve affordable housing for people with the lowest incomes.
On March 17, the campaign’s multi-sector Steering Committee sent an updated letter to Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McCarthy, Chairwoman Waters, Ranking Member McHenry, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady urging them to include at least $5 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund (HTF), at least $15 billion for public housing capital, and the inclusion of a targeted renters’ tax credit.
The campaign’s Steering Committee consists of leading national organizations from an array of sectors – education, health, anti-poverty, civil rights, anti-hunger, child welfare, faith, anti-homelessness, social work, municipal governance, criminal justice, and more. It speaks volumes that these organizations, each with their own concerns and perspectives, are joining forces to advocate for greater affordable housing investments through emerging legislative opportunities like the infrastructure package.
Please read letter below:OSAH Infrastructure Letter
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