Housing Investments Preserved in Infrastructure – Take Action Now!
Congress is on the brink of passing historic housing legislation that currently includes $150 billion for housing programs. But negotiations are ongoing, and the housing funding could be at risk. NAHRO needs you to speak out immediately to support this historic legislation and to ensure that the housing provisions are preserved.
We cannot miss this once-in-a-generation opportunity to invest in housing infrastructure and address the affordable housing crisis. NAHRO must send a strong, unified message of support to Congress on the housing provisions in the Build Back Better Act.
There are several ways to advocate NOW:
- Send an advocacy letter to Congress and the White House
- Call your legislators tomorrow, during our Friday, Oct. 29 Call-In Day
- Join us for a “Lunch and Learn” session tomorrow, on Oct. 29, at 12 p.m. ET
The new framework was reduced from a total of $3.5 trillion to $1.75 trillion. Even though the topline was halved, public housing, vouchers, and community development are still in the bill. This is a direct result of your advocacy. Specifically, the framework currently contains $150 billion for housing, including:
Public Housing Investments: $65 billion
- $10 billion for Capital Fund Formula Grants
- $53 billion for priority investments to repair, replace, or construct public housing units
- $1.2 billion for Section 24 grants
Housing Choice Vouchers: $24 billion
- $15 billion for new vouchers for extremely low-income families (30% of area median income)
- $7.1 billion for new vouchers for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and survivors of trafficking
- $1 billion for tenant-protection vouchers
- $300 million for mobility-related services
- $230 million for eligible expenses to facilitate the use of vouchers
- $300 million to HUD to administer and implement new vouchers
Project-Based Rental Assistance: $1 billion
- $880 million for project-based rental assistance
- $20 million for technical assistance
- $100 million for HUD’s implementation costs
HOME Investment Partnerships Program: $10 billion
Community Development Block Grant program: $3 billion
National Housing Trust Fund: $15 billion
Section 811: $450 million
Section 202: $450 million
We will not have this opportunity again. Speak up now to secure $150 billion for housing!