After months of delays, the White House, congressional leaders, and key senators have restarted negotiations over a scaled-down reconciliation package. This bill could include robust housing investments targeted to people with the lowest incomes.

We can’t let this once-in-a generation opportunity to advance bold housing solutions pass us by.

Join Housing Action Illinois, the National Low Income Housing Coalition, and partners from across the nation today (June 7) for a national day of action to urge Congress to include robust affordable housing investments in any reconciliation package.

This is our chance to make a historic $150 billion investment in affordable housing, advancing long term solutions needed to address the severe housing shortage in Illinois. Our priorities for the package include:

  • $25 billion to expand rental assistance to more than 300,000 households
  • $65 billion to preserve public housing for its 2.5 million residents
  • $15 billion for the national Housing Trust Fund to build and preserve over 150,000 affordable, accessible homes for households with the lowest incomes
  • $10 billion in down payment assistance for first generation homebuyers
  • Establishing a Neighborhood Homes Tax Credit targeted to affordable homes for sale in communities where the cost of building or rehabilitating is greater than what people in the neighborhood can afford

Act now:

Our sample letter helps you take action in just a minute.

You can also spend a little longer to add suggested messages about how affordable rental housing, homeownership, and equitable neighborhood investment are infrastructure and necessary to create opportunity for families with young children, people with disabilities, and refugees—or share other reasons that this issue matters to you.