April 25, 2017

Lawmakers must pass spending bills by April 28 to avoid a government shutdown. Failure to pass full spending bills puts vital investments in affordable housing and community development at risk. By participating in a national call-in day tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, you can urge Congress to pass a clean budget and protect critical investments.

National Call-In Day: Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26

NCHV and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding will hold a national call-in day, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26. Tell your Members of Congress to pass a final spending bill for fiscal year FY17 before the April 28 deadline and to protect affordable housing investments. Share any impacts you have on how the current budget uncertainty has hurt your community. To contact your Members of Congress, call the congressional switchboard toll free at 202-224-3121.

Sample Script:

Please work with your colleagues to pass a final spending bill for fiscal year 2017 that protects affordable housing investments at HUD and USDA. These resources keep roofs over the heads of low income, at-risk, and formerly homeless veterans, and other vulnerable people. Affordable housing is a smart investment that leads to better health and education outcomes and boosts economic mobility and the local economy. Please do not put veterans at risk by failing to pass full-year HUD and USDA spending bills by the April 28 deadline.