And Urge Them To Become
An Original Co-Sponsor
Of The National Housing Trust Fund
Please forward this Action ALERT to your networks
February 27, 2003
Legislation to create the National Housing Trust Fund is about to be reintroduced in the US House of Representatives. Please urge your Representative to be an original co-sponsor of the new legislation.
Representatives Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Robert Simmons (R-CT), and Barbara Lee (D-CA) wrote to all Members of the House asking them to co-sponsor the bill. Your Representative needs to hear from you and other constituents IMMEDIATELY. The deadline for signing on as an original co-sponsor is Tuesday, March 4.
- Call 1-866-864-NHTF and ask to be transferred to your Representative's office.
- Ask to speak with the staff person working on Housing
- Request that your Member be an original co-sponsor of the National Housing Trust Fund Act about to be introduced. Tell the staff person to contact Warren Gunnels in Representative Sander's office by Tuesday, March 4.
NHTF was the Cinderella legislation of the last Congress moving quickly, though controversially, through the House of Representatives. The Fund, like the existing trust funds in some 150 state and municipal governments, would have served as a source of revenue for the production of new housing, and the preservation or rehabilitation of existing housing that is affordable for low income people. The initial goal of the National Housing Trust Fund is to produce, rehabilitate, and preserve 1,500,000 units of housing by 2010. Only the withdrawal of the omnibus housing bill itself from consideration in the full House stopped a version of the bill from becoming law.
Its time to start over again!
For more information, Contact:
Thom Shellabarger at the USCCB, 202 541 3189 or firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on our website: www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/nationalnhtf.shtml