Contact your Senators Today to Oppose Amendment 2838 to Eliminate HOME!

CARH’S BROADCAST E-MAIL – Legislative Update

November 19, 2015

The HOME Coalition is a group of industry representatives that works to increase awareness about the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), its importance to the development and preservation of affordable housing, and the need for funding. CARH is a member of the Coalition.

The HOME Coalition has sent out the following Call to Action:

Yesterday, the Senate began debate on its Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill. While this bill has been revised to reflect the new, higher spending caps agreed to in the Bipartisan Budget Act, it is not the version that is currently being negotiated with the House. Instead, it serves as the Senate’s starting point for further negotiations, including restoring HOME funding to $900 million.

We expect the Senate to start voting on amendments–including Amendment 2838, which would essentially eliminate the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program–as early as 11:00 A.M. EST.

Please call your Senators as soon as possible and ask them to OPPOSE Amendment 2838.

This amendment was offered by Sen. Flake would cut funding for the HOME program from $900 million in the revised Senate THUD bill to $66 million. Earlier this year, the Senate proposed to cut HOME by 93 percent from $900 million in FY 2015 to just $66 million. Thanks to HOME supporters and the agreement to raise the low spending caps, the revised Senate bill restored HOME funding to $900 million. This amendment would negate these efforts and would essentially eliminate the program altogether.

To find contact information for your Senator, you can call the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121 or see our list of Senate targets.

For more information, check out the HOME Coalition website or read Enterprise’s recent blog post on how you can help #SaveHOME.

We encourage all CARH members to immediately contact your Senators to Oppose Amendment 2838!

If you have any questions or need any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact CARH at 703-837-9001 or

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