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Preserved the Federal HOME Program
Investments in Affordable Homes Builds Communities
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has been targeted by Congress for cuts in its ongoing appropriations discussions. HOME is one of several programs vulnerable under the proposed budget cuts. In the last fiscal year, HOME faced cuts from $1.82 billion to $1.6 billion. This year, the Senate is proposing a 38 percent cut and the House of Representatives is proposing a 25 percent cut.
The HOME program brought in close to $40 million statewide this year alone to eligible jurisdictions - DCA, Counties and some municipalities. Click here to access fact sheets on HOME along with allocations broken down by county. Also, check out a recent NY Times editorial condemning Congress for cutting the HUD budget.
What You Can Do:
Congressional office phone numbers can be found by calling the congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121.
1. Call the Washington, DC offices of your Members of Congress. Ask to speak to the person who handles housing issues