“Hold On To HUD!” Housing Rally on Wednesday July 24th

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 campbell@housingworks.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:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/C2EA , https://twitter.com/housingworks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CampaignToEndAids
Storify: http://storify.com/housingworks/hold-on-to-hud

About Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless envisions a just and inclusive community for all residents of the District of Columbia, where housing is a human right and where every individual and family has equal access to the resources they need to thrive. Our mission is to use the law to make justice a reality for our neighbors who struggle with homelessness and poverty. Combining community lawyering and advocacy to achieve our clients’ goals, our expert staff and network of volunteer attorneys provide low barrier, comprehensive legal services at intake sites throughout the District of Columbia, helping our clients to access housing, shelter, and life-saving services. Rooted in the experiences of this client work, we effectively blend system reform efforts, policy advocacy, community education and client engagement to advocate for long term improvements in local and federal programs that serve the low- and no-income community.
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