Advocacy Update: HUD Funding Organizational Sign-On Letter!


Advocacy Update | April 22, 2013

National Alliance to End Homelessness - Advocacy Update


April 22, 2013

Your Organization's Signature Needed! Help Increase FY 2014 Funding for HUD Programs

The Alliance has joined 650 other organizations in sending a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee to request that they provide as much overall funding as possible to the Appropriations Subcommittee that handles funding for the Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - known as the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee.

Now, the letter is opening up to state and local organizations, and we need YOUR organization to join! The deadline for joining the letter is next Tuesday, April 30.

Here's why it matters: Whatever overall amount of funding the T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee receives will be divided up among all of the Transportation and HUD programs, including McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Grants, Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance, and many others. The larger the overall allocation, the better chance each HUD program has of receiving sufficient funding. We need as many organizations from across the country as possible to join this letter by April 30 in order to ensure as much overall funding for HUD programs as possible. The letter urges congressional leaders to maximize the size of the T-HUD allocation.

What You Can Do:

  1. Click here to read and sign the letter.
  2. Forward the link to local and state partners who work on housing and transportation issues and ask them to sign the letter, too!

More Information

Every year, the Appropriations Committee divides up the total amount available for appropriations among the 12 appropriations subcommittees, including T-HUD. These subcommittee allocations are known as 302(b) allocations. The T-HUD Appropriations Subcommittee will ultimately divide its 302(b) allocation up among all of the HUD and Transportation programs within its jurisdiction and set FY 2014 funding levels for each program. As a result, it is critical for the T-HUD 302(b) allocation to be as high as possible.  


This letter is open to all local and state organizations - so join today!


Section 8 Voucher Funding Shortfalls: What You Need to Know

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 23 at 3:00 p.m. ET, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will host a webinar titled "Housing Voucher Funding Shortfalls Due to Sequestration: What Advocates Need to Know." The webinar, held in conjunction with the National Housing Law Project and the Housing Justice Center, will explain recent cuts to the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program and what the impact may be. Presenters will also review strategies to reduce spending and discuss how advocates can impact local policy changes to reduce the harmful impacts of spending cuts. To register for the webinar, please click here.



The Alliance works collaboratively with its local, state, and national partners to advance policies and programs that prevent and end homelessness.



Kate Seif  

Policy Outreach Coordinator 




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