Federal Priorities

Preserve/increase critical housing program resources
through the appropriations process

§  HOME Investment Partnerships Program
§  McKinney-Vento Emergency Homeless Assistance Grants
§  USDA Rural Housing Programs
§  Housing Choice Voucher Programs
§  National Housing Trust Fund

Expansion of Homeless Definition

§  Monitor the progress of H.R. 1511 and S. 611, which would broaden HUD’s definition of homelessness to align more with Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services definitions.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

§  Monitor the rulemaking process for potential negative impacts on advancing fair housing in communities.

Tax Reform

§  Monitor the impacts from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which may threaten housing resources, health care, and other social safety net programs for our member organizations and our members’ constituents.

Health Care Legislation

§  Monitor potential changes to Affordable Care Act and Medicaid to minimize adverse impacts to our members and member’s constituencies.

Public Charge

§  Oppose the expansion of the proposed rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security that would effectively force immigrants to choose between housing assistance and other benefits and maintaining immigration status in good standing.

For more information, contact Adrienne Bush.