The Tax Extenders bill: From the House to the Senate!

written by naehblog
June 7, 2010

The last time we wrote about it, the Tax Extenders bill passed the House.

Next stop: the U.S. Senate.

Senate leaders are hoping to start debate on the bill as soon as tomorrow! and could vote on the bill this week!.

You can’t stop now when we’re so close! We need your senators to vote for H.R. 4213.

What you can DO

  • Call the housing staffer in your Senators’ offices today. Congressional office phone numbers can be found by calling the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121.
  • Urge the housing staffer to continue their support for preventing and ending homelessness in your community by voting YES on H.R. 4213 and making sure funding for the NHTF and extension of the TANF ECF are included in the bill.
  • Let us knowhow it turned out! Contact Amanda Krusemark – and let us know who you contacted and what they said so we know who to target in the future!


The Tax Extenders bill includes capitalization for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) and extends the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Contingency Fund (ECF) – both critical programs in reducing and ending homelessness in the United States. In fact, synchronizing housing and services has shown to be the most effective way to end a person’s homelessness and lead them towards stability. For more background on these programs, check out our old blogposts.

Thanks in advance to ALL our supporters – let’s do it!