Monday, April 22, 2013

NHC joins HOME coalition in presenting outside witness testimony to the Senate in support of the HOME Program

by Ethan Handelman

A broad coalition joined together last week to support the HOME Investment Partnerships program. In outside witness testimony presented to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies, the HOME Coalition made a strong case for a program vital to the production and provision of housing affordable to low‐income families. The testimony highlights the flexibility, leverage, and proven results of the HOME program. It also points out the support for increased HOME funding from the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission, which called for HOME funds to provide critical gap financing for creation of new affordable housing.

NHC has worked hard to defend the HOME program, which has seen a series of cuts over the last several years. We are pleased that so many NHC members and partners have added their voices, and we are grateful to the National Council of State Housing Agencies for taking a leadership role in the HOME Coalition.

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