Let’s Make Capitol Hill Phones Ring Off the Hook on April 26

Pick up your phone and join Housing Action, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding in national call-in day on the federal budget.

Ask your member of the House of Representatives to help pass final spending bills for Fiscal Year 2017 that protect affordable housing investments before the Continuing Resolution (CR)—which is currently funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other parts of the government—expires on April 28.

For example, an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that if the federal budget fails to provide a substantial funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017, over 100,000 vouchers will likely be lost nationally, including more than 4,000 in Illinois.

Here is what you can say:

Please work with your colleagues to pass a final spending bill for Fiscal Year 2017 that protects affordable housing investments at HUD and USDA.

These resources keep roofs over the heads of low income families, seniors, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable people. And they’re a smart investment because affordable housing leads to better health and education outcomes and boosts economic mobility and the local economy.

Please don’t put these resources at risk by failing to pass full-year spending bills by April 28, when the current CR expires.

TAKE ACTION: Dial the Capitol Switchboard now at 202-224-3121 and ask for the office of your member of House of Representatives.

Not sure who your Representative is, or want their direct contact information? Go here and enter your zip code.

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