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NAHMA Grassroots Alert: Urge Congress to Prevent a Government Shutdown and Support FY21 Funding for Affordable Housing Programs

Funding for HUD and USDA Rural Housing Programs is set to expire at 11:59 PM tonight. 

 Urge Congress to Prevent a Government Shutdown and Support
FY21 Funding for Affordable Housing Programs


Funding for HUD and USDA Rural Housing Programs is set to expire at 11:59 PM tonight. Congress is currently pursuing a one-week extension to provide time to pass full-year Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 government funding bills. Without this extension, we are facing a government shutdown, which will negatively impact all rental assistance programs. Urge Congress to support affordable housing programs by preventing a government shutdown by passing the extension needed to complete the full year funding bills.
 


Congress is divided over political disputes unrelated to housing and this is jeopardizing government funding for HUD and USDA for the rest of this fiscal year (FY21).

Ask your lawmakers to fully fund affordable housing programs. A government shutdown is harmful to families living in affordable housing, and they are harmful to our industry.
  • Request full funding: Urge your lawmakers to enact full-year funding for HUD and USDA housing programs.  
Please take a moment to email your lawmakers.


Your legislators want to hear from you. You can help us and add your voice by completing these steps:
 
1.  Enter your address to contact your U.S. Senator(s) and Representative (s), utilizing this free tool: https://democracy.io/#!/
a. Please complete the respective categories with your email and contact information.
 
              i.  Subject: Congress Must Act Now to Avert a Government Shutdown
 
   ii.  Message: This pandemic has reminded everyone that housing providers are in the frontlines of keeping our communities healthy and safe. NAHMA members are working to improve the lives of our residents every day, while navigating a very uncertain time during this crisis. Don't undermine our efforts, disrupt the lives of our resident and their communities; government shutdowns are completely unnecessary at this time, because they are harmful to families living in affordable housing, and they are harmful to the real estate industry. Please pass full year funding bills for HUD and USDA, by taking the necessary action to prevent a government shutdown.
                     
 iii.  At the end, Select the Topics:  “Housing” or “Housing and Community Development

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