The HoUSed Campaign
The recent American Rescue Plan and the soon to be enacted American Jobs Plan (also referred to as the infrastructure plan), along with the proposed federal fiscal year 2022 budget, will provide billions of dollars to build, create, and operate affordable housing. This is the most opportune time to dedicate ourselves to ensuring our federal delegation understands the success of various housing programs and the need to ensure they are funded at an adequate level.
The HoUSed campaign’s top three priorities for the American Jobs Plan are targeted to serve America’s lowest-income and most marginalized renters:
- Expanding rental assistance to every eligible household
- Investing $70 billion to preserve public housing
- Providing $45 billion to build new homes and preserve existing affordable homes through the National Housing Trust Fund
The Housing Alliance is conducting outreach to our federal delegation, both House and Senate members, to educate them about the need for more housing funding while supporting several bills and budget requests. We recently mobilized our network to contact Senator Toomey asking him to negotiate on the American Jobs Plan. Thank you to all of you that called the Senator’s office to express the importance of ensuring housing is a part of the negotiated plan. Over the next few months, we will be meeting with federal representatives to discuss several housing priorities. We will also be sending out more requests for our partners and advocates to reach out to the Pennsylvania delegation in Washington, D.C.
We hope you will join us in educating our representatives that housing is indeed infrastructure.