The New York Housing Conference led a sign-on letter to the New York Delegation calling on them to protect housing funding in the Build Back Better reconciliation bill. Congressional leaders are negotiating the final plan, looking to shrink the overall cost to meet demands of moderate members of Congress. The current plan includes $330 billion for affordable housing but leaders are reportedly considering eliminating this housing funding.
We sent a letter with 157 of our partner organizations and elected officials to the New York Congressional delegation on Thursday calling on them to preserve the $330 billion in housing funding, including funding for rental assistance, public housing and expanding affordable rental and homeownership housing supply.
See the letter here.