Advocacy Alert — Action Requested!!

This week the Sen­ate Bank­ing Com­mit­tee is sched­uled to take up leg­is­la­tion that will make impor­tant invest­ments in per­ma­nent sup­port­ive hous­ing and expan­sion of afford­able rental hous­ing tar­get­ed to extreme­ly low-income house­holds, includ­ing indi­vid­u­als liv­ing on SSI (Sup­ple­men­tal Secu­ri­ty Income) and SSDI (Social Secu­ri­ty Dis­abil­i­ty Insur­ance).

The “John­son-Crapo” draft bill would provide $3.75 bil­lion for the Nation­al Hous­ing Trust Fund (NHTF) every year. The NHTF rep­re­sents the largest invest­ment in near­ly 40 years for per­ma­nent sup­port­ive hous­ing and new rental hous­ing afford­able to peo­ple liv­ing on SSI which can impact peo­ple liv­ing with seri­ous men­tal ill­ness. This is an invest­ment the nation nev­er made dur­ing the 1960s and 1970s when dein­sti­tu­tion­al­iza­tion was first under­tak­en.

As Sen­a­tors begin to con­sid­er amend­ments to the bill, they need to know that the NHTF should not be on the chop­ping block.  Urge Sen­a­tors to stand by the draft bill’s com­mit­ment to the NHTF.

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Learn more about the John­son-Crapo leg­is­la­tion and the NHTF.

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