The Senate Appropriations Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) subcommittee dealt a staggering blow to the HOME program yesterday with a proposal to fund HOME at just $66 million in FY16, a 93% cut to the already record-low funding level of $900 million in FY15.
The bottom line is that cutting funding for HOME would mean sacrificing the long-term goal of providing decent, affordable housing across the country. We support the amendment Senator Chris Coons (Delaware) will propose that would fund the HOME program at $1.2 billion in FY16, a 33% increase above the FY15 level.
Ask Senator Feinstein and Boxer, especially Senator Feinstein who sits on the Appropriations Committee, to support the Coons amendment.
Sample tweet: @SenFeinstein please save the HOME program & vote YES on the @ChrisCoons amendment. #SaveHOME @HabitatLA
Thank you in advance for your continued support and embracing our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live! For more information or to sign up as a Habitat LA Advocate, email Dinesa Thomas.