Action Alert: Sign On to Support HOME and the Housing Credit

Sign on to the HOME Coalition Letter Today

Today is the last day to sign your community, organization, or business on to the HOME Coalition’s letter urging Congress to fund the HOME Investment Partnerships program at $1.2 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2018. Take action and sign on to the letter now.

The White House has proposed eliminating HOME as part of an overall $6.2 billion cut to the Department of Housing and Urban Development in FY 2018. This would be the wrong approach and could set the country back in our efforts to combat homelessness and address the housing crisis faced by our nation’s most vulnerable populations.

HOME is a successful and effective tool aimed at addressing local housing needs and is frequently used to support other housing programs, including the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit). We cannot afford further cuts to this program.

National, state and local organizations, businesses, and offices are encouraged to sign onto the HOME Coalition letter urging Congress to protect and restore HOME funding to at least $1.2 billion. Sign on to the letter now and pass this message along to your network asking them to sign on to support HOME today.

For more information and resources, check out the HOME Coalition’s website. Register to receive updates and action alerts from the HOME Coalition.

Sign on to Support the Housing Credit

Today is the last day to sign onto the ACTION Campaign‘s letter in support of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Housing Credit, recently introduced by Representative Pat Tiberi (R-OH-12) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Richard Neal (D-MA-1).

Read the letter and sign on to support the Tiberi-Neal legislation.

The Tiberi-Neal Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act (H.R. 1661) is the House companion to S. 548, introduced by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) earlier in March. While the Tiberi-Neal bill does not include the 50 percent cap increase on Housing Credit allocation authority included in the Senate bill, it does include the roughly two dozen other provisions to strengthen the Housing Credit. This includes providing states with additional flexibility, making the financing of affordable housing more predictable and streamlined, facilitating Housing Credit development in challenging markets like rural and Native American communities, increasing the Housing Credit’s ability to serve extremely low-income tenants, and supporting the preservation of existing affordable housing. See the ACTION Campaign’s bill summary for a full list of provisions in H.R. 1661.

All existing ACTION Campaign members will be included in the letter, so if you are already an ACTION Campaign member you do NOT need to sign on. However, we encourage you to share the letter with your networks to help us show broad support for the Housing Credit.

If you have any questions or wish to remove your organization from the letter, contact Emily Cadik at ecadik.

Visit www.rentalhousingaction.org for more information about our efforts to expand, strengthen and protect the Housing Credit or to sign up to receive ACTION Campaign e-mails.

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