Congress Is Back - Tell Them to Finalize Spending!
Lawmakers returned to Washington this week with less than two weeks to act on spending before the expiration of the current continuing resolution on December 7 - tell your legislators the importance of finalizing FY 2019 Transportation-HUD spending and help NAHRO reach its advocacy goal.
NAHRO has set the ambitious goal of sending 3,400 letters to Congress during the lame duck session- help us reach that goal by reaching out to your lawmakers today. Visit NAHRO’s Advocacy Action Center to contact your lawmakers today.
Though the new fiscal year began on October 1, Congress has not yet finalized spending for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD is operating under a continuing resolution until Friday, December 7. This means Congress has to deal with spending in the next few weeks to avoid a government shutdown. The FY 2019 Transportation-HUD spending bill is finalized and ready for a vote, but your voice is needed to ensure that Congress takes action on spending and avoids a government shutdown or an additional continuing resolution.
Beyond spending, Congress will have to make decisions on tax credits prior to the end of the calendar year, which is a great vehicle for the Affordable Housing Tax Credit Improvement Act (S. 548). This is important legislation that would permanently authorize the 4 percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and expand the availability of the credit.
Please reach out to your lawmakers today and ask your colleagues to do the same. A NAHRO website log-in is not necessary to use the Advocacy Action Center and we welcome anyone with a stake in housing and community development to send letters.