A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing

A Place to Call Home: The Case for Increased Federal Investments in Affordable Housing

Federal investments in affordable housing have lifted millions of families out of poverty. Without these investments, many of these families would be homeless, living in substandard or overcrowded conditions, or struggling to meet other basic needs because too much of their limited income would go to paying rent. Despite their proven track record, HUD and USDA affordable housing programs have been chronically underfunded. Today, of the families who qualify for housing assistance, only a quarter will get the help that they need. Looming budget cuts threaten affordable housing and community development investments and millions of low income families. For these reasons, CHCDF calls on Congress to lift the spending caps with parity for defense and non-defense programs and to ensure the highest level of funding possible for affordable housing.

ORGANIZATION: The National Low Income Housing Coalition
PUBLICATION DATE: 2017
LOCATION: U.S.A.