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Housing Action Illinois State/Federal Budget Advocacy Webinar

Join us for a Webinar on April 4

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
On this webinar, we’ll cover the most important current issues related to the state and federal budgets for housing and homeless programs, including:

STATE BUDGET: The focus will be on the FY15 state budget for Emergency and Transitional Housing, Homeless Prevention, Supportive Housing Services, the Illinois Affordable Housing Trust Fund and related programs. Governor Quinn released his budget proposal on March 26 and the House and Senate have until May 31 to page their budget.  Housing Action’s work between now and end of May will be focused on preserving certain parts of Governor’s proposal and increasing funding for other line items.  We need your help!

President Obama released his FY15 budget proposal on March 4 and the House and Senate are ramping up efforts on passing their own versions of the budget. We'll review advocacy efforts regarding a number of key line items (such as McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, Housing Choice Vouchers, Project-Based Section 8 contracts and Housing Counseling) and put them in the context of bigger issues, such as the impact of sequestration and negotiations over deficit reduction and tax reform. We’ll also talk about which members of the Illinois Congressional delegation are most important for us to reach out to.

PROACTIVE SOLUTIONS: Working on state and federal budget issues has obviously been challenging in recent years. However, there are proactive campaigns to increase affordable housing and end homelessness that we’ll provide brief updates on. At the federal level, Housing Action supports the United for Homes campaign to reform of the mortgage interest deduction and use the savings for the National Housing Trust Fund. At the state level, we’ve endorsed the A Better Illinois campaign to amend the State of Illinois Constitution to allow for a fair income tax.  We'll provide updates on those efforts and let you know how you can support them.

Title:    Housing Action State/Federal Budget Webinar
Date:    Friday, April 4, 2014
Time:    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer
Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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

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