By Zack Johnson, Policy Analyst
Please sign your organization onto a letter urging the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to allocate the highest possible level of funding to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies (THUD) Subcommittees in fiscal year (FY) 2015.
Last week, President Obama unveiled to Congress the Administration’s FY 2015 budget request. Of the $492.4 billion FY 2015 funding cap for non-defense priorities, the budget proposal would apportion $46.7 billion to programs administered by the Department of Housing & Urban Development. However, the appropriations committees are not required to adhere to the president’s budget when deciding their THUD subcommittee allocations, which will ultimately determine how much funding is available for federal housing and community development programs benefiting low- to moderate-income households.
More than 2,100 organizations have already signed onto the letter, which closes this Wednesday, March 12. The same letter for FY 2014 generated over 2,400 signatories, and we need your help to surpass last year’s effort!
You can view the letter here.
Please contact Zachary Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.