WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC) submitted a letter today to urge THUD appropriations subcommittees chairs Sen. Susan Collins (D-Maine) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and ranking members, Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) and Rep. David Price (D-N.C.) to maintain the highest level of funding for the HUD title of the appropriations bill for FY 2019.
NHC also calls on the conference committee to support the Senate-passed provision that increases the funding for service coordinators for HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency program, as well as the Housing Choice Voucher Mobility Demonstration program, included in the House version of the bill.
“The House and Senate versions of the appropriations bills are a good start to addressing the growing crisis in affordable housing, but we have a long way to go,” said David M. Dworkin, NHC president and CEO. “Millions of Americans at nearly every income level are struggling to pay for their housing. No one should have to choose between food and clothing for their children or putting a roof over their heads.”
About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.