ACTION ALERT: Sign on to letters supporting HOME & funding for housing
Enterprise HOME letter:
Last Chance to Sign On to HOME Letter Enterprise is circulating an organizational sign-on letter [salsa3.salsalabs.com]detailing the importance of including funding for the HOME Investment Partnership Program in the next Covid-19 relief package considered by Congress. To date, Covid-19 legislation has not included funding for this flexible affordable housing tool. This letter details how the program can be used for a wide range of activities, and highlights specifically how an allocation of $14 billion is necessary to address the significant increase in costs associated with health and safety operating expenses, construction and lease up delays, and other emerging expenditures that many affordable housing providers are facing.
The deadline to sign on to the letter has been extended to COB Wednesday, June 17. If you would like to sign your organization on to the letter, please reach out to Alexander Williams, policy analyst at Enterprise.
Millions of our country’s lowest-income renters were struggling to make rent even before the pandemic hit. Now, more than 40 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since March. Without immediate action from Congress, a wave of evictions and a spike in homelessness throughout the country will ensue.
NLIHC is calling on Congress to enact immediately the critical housing resources and protections contained in the House-passed “HEROES Act,” including: $100 billion in emergency rental assistance; a uniform, national moratorium on evictions; and $11.5 billion to address the needs of people experiencing homelessness.
Add your organization to two national letters today urging Congress to act to keep people stably housed. One letter urges congress to immediately enact all of the housing provisions in the HEROES Act, and the other focuses more specifically on the need for emergency rental assistance.
To sign the letters, visit: https://tinyurl.com/y9hc8oj7