Do you believe in affordable housing? If so, we hope you will join us tomorrow, Wednesday, July 24th for the “Hold on to HUD!” Housing Rally on the Capitol Southeast Lawn at 1pm.
The event, sponsored by Housing Works, The National AIDS Housing Coalition, Harlem United, and HELP/PSI is being held to urge Congress to fully fund the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which is experiencing major cuts to its budget, threatening programs that are essential to providing housing for those in need.
The Obama Administration has requested $2.38 billion in funding for HUD’s Homeless Assistance Grants which would ensure housing for 213,000 people by funding homeless veterans programs, 10,000 HUD VASH program vouchers, all existing section 8 vouchers as well as those lost in sequestration, low-income housing programs, and the National Housing Trust fund. But budget cuts and sequestration threaten to severely impact these affordable housing programs and lead to more homelessness.
Again, the rally will take place tomorrow at 1pm on the Capitol Southeast Lawn (1st Str. & Independence Ave., SE). For more information, you can visit the “Hold On To HUD!” Housing Rally’s facebook page or contact Christine Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.408.0305
We know that housing is the key to ending homelessness and overcoming poverty, so we hope to see you tomorrow as we all rally for this important cause. You can also follow the event on: