|State and local governments and the communities they serve rely on federal resources to meet the housing, homelessness, and community development needs of their communities. However, Congress has underfunded these resources for decades, and some members of Congress are threatening to enact a year-long continuing resolution instead of a spending bill for Fiscal Year 2022.|
Continuing resolutions maintain funding levels from the previous fiscal year. Because the cost of housing and development is tied to market rates, which tend to rise each year, a continuing resolution acts as a cut, reducing the number of people served by these vital programs.
Please use the email template below to contact your members of Congress and urge them to avoid a long-term continuing resolution and instead provide the highest funding possible for affordable housing, homelessness, and community development programs in Fiscal Year 2022, including an expansion of rental assistance.
To email your members of Congress: Fill out this form to identify your members of Congress and personalize the email template below.
Click here to find local data for your state to include in the email.
To call your members of Congress: Dial 202-224-3121, and the operator will connect you with your senators and representative. You can use the email template below as a call script.
Questions or feedback? Contact your NLIHC housing advocacy organizer if you have questions or to let us know what you hear back!