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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Twitter Storm on June 7th - Tell Secretary Ben Carson and Congress that Pres. Trump’s Budget is UNACCEPTABLE

The Coalition on Human Needs, and National Low Income Housing Coalition are coordinating a Twitter Storm during Ben Carson Hearing on June 7, 2017 at 2:30 pm (ET).

From Our Friends at the National Low Income Housing Coalition

Tell Secretary Carson and Congress that President Trump’s Budget is unacceptable.  


HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson will testify before the Senate Appropriations Transportation and HUD (THUD) Subcommittee on June 7 at 2:30 pm ET on the administration’s FY18 budget. The president’s budget proposes to slash federal investments in affordable housing at HUD by 15%, or $7.4 billion, compared to FY17.
The proposed cuts would mean more than 250,000 people could lose their housing vouchers. It would also impose punitive measures that would jeopardize family stability – increasing the financial burdens they face through higher rents and ending support to help cover the cost of basic utilities, like water and heat. The proposed budget would slash funding for public housing and many other vital programs and eliminate funding for the national Housing Trust Fund, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and the Community Development Block Grants program.

Twitter Storm Tomorrow at 2:30pm ET

Please join the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding to tell Secretary Carson and Congress that President Trump’s budget is unacceptable, during a Twitter storm tomorrowJune 7 at 2:30 pm ET.

Sample Tweets:

  • #TrumpBudget puts struggling families under more financial strain by ^ rents to 35% of their gross income (avg is $12K/yr)
  •  #TrumpBudget takes hsg assistance away from 250K families, putting them at immediate risk of eviction &homelessness. #CutsHurt
  • #TrumpBudget cuts resources to keep public housing developments up and running by 2/3rds. #CutsHurt
  • Tell Congress to lift the unfair budget caps for a stronger and more prosperous America. #CutsHurt
  •  #CutsHurt the most vulnerable in our communities: low income seniors, veterans, ppl with disabilities, those who are  homeless.
  • Families thrive bc of housing & community development investments at HUD and USDA. Now is not the time to cut funding #CutsHurt
  • Congress must lift spending caps & increase $$ to protect #affordablehousing for low income families and communities. #CutsHurt
  • We should not balance the budget on the backs of low income families struggling to get by. #CutsHurt
  • America is stronger and prosperous when we have decent, affordable homes & stable communities. #CutsHurt
  • Families thrive bc of housing & community development investments at HUD and USDA. #CutsHurt
  • With an affordable home, families can climb the economic ladder and kids do better in school. #CutsHurt
  • Affordable housing is linked to better health. Cuts will only make our communities less healthy. #CutsHurt
  • Learn more about why housing matters to health, education, and economic mobility http://bit.ly/2ljnEed
  • HUD investments led to half a million jobs in 2015, on top of providing homes to 5 million families. http://bit.ly/2ljnEed
  • Thanks to HUD, 5 million families have a place to call home. http://bit.ly/2ljnEed
  •  Find out the economic impact of federal investments in affordable housing in your state. http://bit.ly/2ljnEe
Important Twitter Handles
Secretary Ben Carson: @SecretaryCarson
Senator Susan Collins: @SenatorCollins
Senator Jack Reed: @SenJackReed
Senator Richard Shelby: @SenShelby
Senator Lamar Alexander: @SenAlexander
Senator Roy Blunt: @RoyBlunt
Senator John Boozman: @JohnBoozman
Senator Shelly Moore Capito
Senator Steve Daines: @SteveDaines
Senator Lindsey Graham: @LindseyGrahamSC   
Senator John Hoeven: @SenJohnHoeven
Senator Patty Murray: @PattyMurray
Senator Richard Durbin: @SenatorDurbin
Senator Dianne Feinstein: @SenFeinstein
Senator Chris Coons: @ChrisCoons
Senator Brian Schatz: @brianschatz
Senator Chris Murphy: @ChrisMurphyCT
Senator Joe Manchin: @Sen_JoeManchin
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