June 29, 2012: House Approves the Fiscal Year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Funding Bill
The U.S. House of Representatives approved the fiscal year 2013 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill on a vote of 261-163. The legislation includes funding for the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other related agencies. In total, the bill provides $51.6 billion in discretionary spending - a reduction of $3.9 billion below last year's level and $1.9 billion below the President's budget request. List of amendments to the FY 2013 Transportation/Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill adopted by the House. Draft text of legislation.
June 25, 2012: Urge Your Representatives to Fully Fund HUD and USDA Programs
The House of Representatives is expected to consider the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies (Agriculture) FY13 spending bills this week. These bills are important as they fund many housing and homelessness programs. Both bills currently underfund important programs including McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance programs.
It is critical that you let your Representative know that underfunding HUD and rural rental housing programs will harm constituents in your district and across the country. Ask your Representative to support any amendments to the THUD bill, H.R. 5972, and the Agriculture bill, H.R. 5973, that would increase funding for programs serving at risk and homeless families and to oppose amendments that include policy provisions that would be harmful or cut funding for programs serving homeless families. Take action today!
July 12, 2011: Bill Eliminating the National Housing Trust Fund Passes House Subcommittee
The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) has approved legislation (H.R. 2441) to abolish the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF) as well as the Capital Magnet Fund. The bill passed by a vote of 18 to 14, along party lines. H.R. 2441 will be considered next by the full committee. The Campaign to End Child Homelessness supports the capitalization of the NHTF because it will provide communities with funds to build, preserve, and rehabilitate rental homes that are affordable for extremely and very low income households. Learn more and support the NHTF.
July 11, 2011: Take Action for Homeless Children and Families!
It's crunch time in D.C. America's leaders say they want to reach a deal this week to raise the debt ceiling and cut the national deficit. Should they cut programs that feed, house, and educate children and families? These decisions are difficult. Help our leaders make the right choices by telling them to make children and families their first priority. As our lawmakers to protect homeless and low-income families in the debt ceiling negotiations: Sign the petition. Call Congress.
July 11, 2011: New Bill Would Eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund
Tomorrow, July 12, the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and the GSEs of the House Financial Services Committee will vote on a bill (H.R. 2441) introduced by Representative Ed Royce (CA) to eliminate the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF). When capitalized, NHTF will provide communities with money to build, preserve, and rehabilitate affordable rental homes for extremely and very low income households. It is important that your representative on the Subcommittee hears support for the NHTF. Take action now!
February 17, 2011: Protect Federal Funding for Homeless Children and Families
The National Center on Family Homelessness and Horizons for Homeless Children, along with nearly 30 national organizations from across the country, have sent letters to leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees. The letters advocate for adequate funding for the early education, child care, health, education, nutrition, and domestic violence prevention programs that ensure homeless children and families have access to the critical supports and services they need. Take action now by asking members of Congress to protect programs that support homeless children and families.