Action Alert: Call Your Senators TODAY and TOMORROW To Protect HOME Funds

Action Alert: Call Your Senators TODAY and TOMORROW To Protect HOME Funds

Yesterday, the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee proposed to cut funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) by a staggering 93% from $900 million to just $66 million, all but eliminating the program.

HOME is a highly successful, locally-driven block grant program that helps fund down payment assistance for low-income homebuyers and provides gap financing to develop and preserve affordable rental housing. The program is exclusively focused on serving low-income families, with more than half of all funding directed to very and extremely low-income individuals. Moreover, HOME works in urban, suburban, and rural communities in all 50 states.

Amendments to restore funding for the HOME program may be offered at the Appropriations Committee markup tomorrow morning. We need your help to ensure that the HOME program is protected!


(1) Tell your Senators why the HOME program is important to the work you do!

(2) Urge them to vote “YES” on any amendment to restore funding to the HOME program.

(3) Ask them to support raising the low spending caps that force Congress to cut successful, effective programs like HOME.

It is especially important to call your Senators if they serve on the Full Appropriations Committee. Our list of Senate Targets include:

Senator State Staffer 1 Staffer 2
Alexander TN paul_mckernan allison_martin
Baldwin WI brian_conlan Ken_Reidy
Blunt MO lauren_weidmaier Kasey_Shelly
Boozman AR blake_rollins chris_farrar
Capito WV victoria_weaver jt_jezierski
Cassidy LA chris_gillott Ron_Anderson
Cochran MS bennett_mize ty_mabry
Collins ME jason_woolwine John Cameron
Coons DE lisa_hummon
Daines MT matthew_ketron darin_thacker
Durbin IL alyssa_fisher
Feinstein CA crystal_martinez elisabeth_fox
Graham SC jessica-phillips_tyson
Hoeven ND Emily_tryon Tony_eberhard
Kirk IL jacqueline_muhammad
Lankford OK
Leahy VT Lauren_Brackett
McConnell KY Elizabeth_Strimer
Merkley OR Matthew_traylor bethany_miller
Mikulski MD aaron_edelman
Moran KS william_Ruder carlisle_clarke
Murkowski AK allison_nyholm
Murphy CT Michael_Bednarczyk joe_dunn
Murray WA carrie_gage
Reed RI James_ahn
Schatz HI Kate_Howard mika_morse
Shaheen NH andrew_zabel
Shelby AL dayne.cutrell
Tester MT kellin_clark Justin_Folsom
Udall NM sabrina_desantiago Kaveh_Sadeghzadeh

For additional resources on the HOME program, including Fact Sheets, please visit the HOME Coalition website.

Thank you for your advocacy.

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