Action Needed: Urge Congress to Support Full Funding for Affordable Housing!
The President’s FY19 budget request – released in February – cuts $8.8 billion dollars in Federal investment in affordable housing. The proposed budget cuts to HUD completely eliminate the federal funding that Asheville Area Habitat relies on to fund land acquisition, Home Repair, and new home construction. The budget proposal also includes dramatic cuts to rental assistance programs. These housing programs help thousands right here in Asheville including seniors, veterans, and families with children. These severe funding cuts, along with harmful rent increases, would leave even more people without a stable and safe home, undermining their ability to achieve financial security.
Asheville Habitat receives federal funding through a number of avenues that have allowed us to build homes, communities, and hope. These programs include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Self-help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP), and HOME investment partnership program. Without these, we would lack vital funding that is needed for us to continue partnering with low income individuals and families so they can achieve affordable homeownership.
Take action to oppose these proposals today. Your voice can make a difference! Call or Tweet at your members of Congress and urge them to support full funding for affordable housing programs.