Leaders from both sides of the aisle, including President Obama and House Speaker Ryan, recognize that persistent poverty is both destructive to families and a barrier to our nation’s economic growth. Affirmative policy solutions are needed to prevent people from falling through the cracks and instead, expand opportunity to improve economic well-being.
Unfortunately, the scarcity of affordable housing is a significant obstacle to the nation’s efforts to alleviate poverty. While programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit are critical to increasing the incomes of low-income families, more help is needed to bring down the costs of housing – the single largest expense for low-income families.
For this reason, the ACTION Campaign is calling on Congress to address our nation’s severe shortage of affordable rental housing by raising the cap on Housing Credit allocation authority by at least 50 percent.
Read the letter and sign on. The deadline for signing on to the letter is Friday, March 11.
All existing ACTION Campaign members will be included in the letter, so if you are already an ACTION Campaign member you do NOT need to sign on. However, it is encouraged to share the letter with networks to show broad support for the Housing Credit.
If you have any questions or want to remove your organization from the letter, contact Emily Cadik at firstname.lastname@example.org before the March 11 deadline.