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Friday, February 21, 2014

Support Federal Housing Funding: PETITION for Highest Possible Funding for Housing Programs in FY15!

from our colleagues at Housing Action Illinois ...

Housing Action Illinois

Sign National Letter To Support Federal Housing Funding: Help Ensure THUD Appropriations Subcommittees Have Highest Possible Funding for Housing Programs in FY15!

Last year, over 2,400 organizations signed a letter to support increasing the federal allocation for housing, transportation and community development funding.  Members of Congress noted the significance of the letter, and it made a positive impact on the amount of funding available for housing and transportation programs. Please join this year’s effort!


The House and Senate Committees on Appropriations will soon decide how much funding each appropriations subcommittee will receive in fiscal year 2015 (FY15). This funding allocation for subcommittees, called the 302(b), will determine how much funding is available for HUD programs in FY15.

Why This is Important

It is critical that the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittees in the House and Senate receive 302(b) allocations that are at the highest possible levels. Adequate 302(b) allocations will help ensure that the THUD Subcommittees have the resources they need to fully fund all housing programs, including Housing Choice Vouchers, project-based Section 8 contracts, public housing, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME, homeless assistance funding, housing counseling, senior housing and housing for people with disabilities.

How You Can Take Action

House and Senate appropriators need to hear from you! Please join housing, community development, and transportation advocates around the country by signing a letter urging the highest possible 302(b) allocations.
  • Please click here to sign your organization onto the letter.
  • To view the letter to the House and Senate Chairs and Ranking Members of the Appropriations Committees, visit http://bit.ly/1gAmxvP.
  • Please share the letter and encourage organizations in your network to sign.
The deadline to sign the letter is March 12.

Questions or Comments?

Please email bob@housingactionil.org.

Thank you for your support!

Housing Action Illinois 
11 E. Adams #1601
Chicago, IL 60603

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